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WaterAid announces inaugural World Toilet Day: It’s No Joke! Comedy Festival

World Toilet Day It's No JokeWaterAid is proud to announce the inaugural World Toilet Day: It’s No Joke! Comedy Festival, coming to a loo near you this November!

This unique festival will feature comedy gigs, workshops, and even toilet discos, all held in former public lavatories across London. This unique 4 day festival will run from Sunday 16th November and culminate on World Toilet Day on Wednesday 19th November, featuring comedy from Helen Lederer, Bec Hill and Harriet Kemsley, a workshop from acclaimed comedian Logan Murray (who has trained Rhod Gilbert, Greg Davies and Andi Osho), pop-up comedy from aspiring performers and even a toilet disco finale!

Thieves broke into the local Police Station and took all of the toilets – Police have nothing to go on…

Tickets to enjoy all the wee one-liners and farting funnies the festival has to offer can be booked from Monday 3rd November at: www.wateraid.org/uk/toiletfestival

Sunday 16th November – 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Fancy yourself as a comedian? Take to the stage for this comedy workshop with Logan Murray
The Attendant, 27A Foley Street, London, W1W 6DY
http://www.the-attendant.com/

Monday 17th November – Doors open 7.00pm
Stand-up comedy gig featuring performances from Bec Hill, Harriet Kemsley, and guests
Arts Lav, 180 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 4UZ
http://www.artslav.com/

Tuesday 18th November – Doors open 7.00pm
Stand-up comedy gig featuring performances from Helen Lederer and guests
Arts Lav, 180 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 4UZ
http://www.artslav.com/

Wednesday 19th November – Doors open 7.00pm
Want to discover the comedians of tomorrow? Check out this fast and furious pop-up comedy night complete with toilet disco finale!
The Convenience, Brooksby Walk, E9 6DA

Britain is known for its love of toilet humour. But for many millions of people around the world toilets are no laughing matter. A shocking 2.5 billion people – one in three of the world’s population – do not have access to a safe, private toilet. Many have no choice but to face the indignity of going to the toilet in the open, where they are exposed to disease and vulnerable to harassment and even attack. This is a serious issue that can be hard to talk about – so this World Toilet Day let’s overcome our embarrassment and use comedy to get the nation talking about toilets.

Alongside the comedy festival, WaterAid has encouraged some of Britain’s best-loved comedians to go head-to-head to be awarded the title of ‘Britain’s Best Toilet Joke’. You can watch Milton Jones, Lucy Porter, Arthur Smith, Helen Lederer, Paul Foot, Tim Key, John Cooper Clarke, Jo Caulfield, Alex Horne, Patrick Monahan, Carl Donnelly, Matt Forde, Paul McCaffrey, Bec Hill and Tom Shillue performing toilet tales and vote for your favourite online at: www.wateraid.org/uk/itsnojoke. The competition runs from Monday 3rd November – Tuesday 18th November, and the winning joke will be announced on World Toilet Day, where one of the comedians will be crowned the winner and receive the coveted golden loo seat.

Wednesday 29th October 2014

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