London-based creative agency isobel is to make its isobelly laughs comedy night a live streamed event.
The event is the advertising industry’s only regular stand-up comedy night and isobel, is putting on its first ever video streamed event for a lockdown special.
The comedy has previously hosted comedy royalty including Sara Pascoe and Marc Dolan. This week Sophie Duker from 8 Out of 10 Cats, Frankie Boyle’s New World Order, and Mock the Week, headlines.
Isobelly laughs LIVE AT YOUR GAFF will also include comedians: Cally Beaton, as seen on QI, The Apprentice You’re Fired & Blame Game and Joby Mageean, Leicester Square Comedian of the Year 2016.
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Have I Got News For You writer, Mike Shephard, will return as isobelly’s trusty frontman.
“I can’t wait to host the first ever online isobelly laughs”, Shephard said.
“After a month of lockdown, there’s finally something I won’t be embarrassed for my wife to see what I’m doing on my laptop.
“We’ve got some absolutely top-notch acts, and we will be raising money for a very important cause.
“So, make sure that 7 May is the one day of the week that you shower and put some clean pants on, and we’ll see you there!”
Creating communal experiences during lockdown is important, said isobel Managing Partner, Jamie Williams.
“So many events have been cancelled due to the lockdown; but isobelly laughs is such a big part of our agency culture, it’s really important for us to keep it going”, he said.
“In normal times, it’s an opportunity to bring together friends and partners across our industry to enjoy some brilliant stand-up comedy.
“We can’t all be together right now, but we’re still doing our very best to keep people laughing; and to raise money for a fantastic and incredibly important charity.”
Isobelly laughs partners with a range of charities for every event. This time, it’ll be raising money for Women’s Aid.
With the global lockdown, rates of domestic abuse and violence have gone up. Women’s Aid is at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic abuse during these difficult times and beyond.
The event isobelly Laughs LIVE AT YOUR GAFF will take place on Thursday 7 May, 7.30pm-8.30pm.