You know that feeling you get on a Sunday night? You know the one I’m talking about – that dread of going to bed because you know that Monday morning will come that little bit sooner? And who wants that, when we all – like the Boomtown Rats – hate Mondays?! I always have a bad nights sleep Sunday night/Monday morning. There’s no waking up with the alarm all refreshed and ready for the new day – No. There’s falling asleep and there’s waking up at 3AM, brain working overtime – remembering all the things I need to do; remembering all the things I should’ve done; remembering trivia that I think might stand me in good stead at the next pub quiz; remembering the surname of someone I went to primary school with. Basically my brain is making sure that no matter how hard I try, I’m not going to fall back to sleep until just before I need to get up – could I have a case of the ‘I hate Mondays?!’.
Well for those of you out there that recognize all of the above, I am here to tell you that Monday May 11 will be the one and only Monday this year where you will sleep like a baby; awake with a smile on your face and all but float through your day at work because thanks to ProudWomen launching it’s first Session – which so happens to be a night of comedy – this Monday couldn’t be more fabulous! We can as good as guarantee you will laugh so hard your temples will hurt, cheeks cramp and pelvic floor leave the building! As for our first ProudWomen Session we’re giving you not one, not two, not three, not four but FIVE amazing comedians in one of the best lineups you will EVER have the pleasure of seeing and all in support of Pride in London! We don’t even need to name them – because if you don’t recognise them you must be from another galaxy – but just in case in case you are: –
Zoe Lyons – “Always fizzling with indignation and throwing out a hugely enjoyable mix of brutal putdowns and richly funny stories, Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd.”
Suzi Ruffell – “A real standup gem’
Jen Brister – “…great, lovely stage persona, hugely likeable and definitely one-to-watch…”
Time Out London
Kerry Leigh – “What disarms you is her honesty and her humility. She’s as relaxed on stage as you imagine she’d be chatting at the bar and her banter makes you feel like a trusted friend whose just made you piss your tenna lady. Again. More Kerry Leigh. No really – MORE for the love of God.”
Julie Jepson – “Intelligent stand-up that is instantly engaging. Truly fabulous.”
As Blackadder once said, and you will be repeating it as the curtain comes down on the night – I thank God I wore my corset, because I think my sides have split!