All male line up?

Win! What a joke!

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: In 2014 when Just for Laughs made headlines for their all male pre-sale line-up, Fair Agenda members called on festival organisers to address their gender problem, and worked together to make sure this issue dominated the festival's social media in the first weeks of promotions. When the festival announced their full line up months later, there were 8 women in the show; and one woman included in every single group event at the Festival. Thanks to everyone who was involved in the campaign!

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What’s wrong with this picture? Despite the myriad of talented female comedians available, Just for Laughs Sydney have just announced the pre-sale lineup for their upcoming festival - and there’s not a woman in sight.

Amazing funny lady Maeve Marsden has just called it out, and pointed to the exceptional pool of talented, award-winning female comedians that could have appeared in this kind of line-up. She’s calling for better. And we are too.

Just for Laughs are still finalising their full line-up - which means they still have time to address the problem. Can you help show them how many Australians want to see more women featured in their upcoming Sydney festival?

1,057 SIGNATURES

Dear Just For Laughs,

Australia has a large pool of talented, award-winning female comedians. We’d like to see them better represented and featured in your Sydney festival.

Signed,

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Rachel , 2045  /  signed 2014-07-22 15:52:23 +1000
Kevin , 6071  /  signed 2014-07-22 15:48:05 +1000
Diana , 4881  /  signed 2014-07-22 15:32:17 +1000
"Is this a joke? Where are the women? Who the Hell are the promoters? It wont work in North Qld!"
brian , 2480  /  signed 2014-07-22 15:24:05 +1000
Helen , 4165  /  signed 2014-07-22 15:08:09 +1000
"Women make up half the population and women are also comedians – they have to have a sense of humour, given the fact they are often out of sight and out of mind when it comes to who gets the headlines! Give women comedians a chance! Fair go time!"
Wilma , 2024  /  signed 2014-07-22 14:28:59 +1000
Leanne , 2777  /  signed 2014-07-22 14:15:51 +1000
Margi , 4157  /  signed 2014-07-22 14:08:38 +1000
"No women in the line-up? Why not? I like seeing women comics."
Flick , 5067  /  signed 2014-07-22 14:06:41 +1000
"Just for Laughs? Who’s laughing, it’s pathetic!"
Derek , 4720  /  signed 2014-07-22 14:00:41 +1000
"If you leave out the women MATE!!! Where is the fun?
For you, ‘twas your mother MATE!!! That’s how you begun!
So MATE!!! I fancy an evening of humorous satire….
From what bias ‘n neglect did your line-up conspire?
OR? Did you just hide them? Announcements there’s more…
MegaloMANia like this we abhor!"
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