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World Toilet Day It’s No Joke! WaterAid Comedy Gig 18th November

Shappi KhorsandiFor World Toilet Day 2015, WaterAid takes to the Thames for a comedy night that’s a wee bit different. Hosted by comedian Shappi Khorsandi and featuring Arthur Smith, Bec Hill and special guests, this is more than a bog-standard stand-up gig. Hop aboard the Tattershall Castle, a unique floating bar on the River Thames, and set sail for an evening of pant-wetting entertainment. You’ll be laughing like a drain!

Shappi Khorsandi said: “We all love a good toilet joke, don’t wee? But for millions of people around the world, toilets are no laughing matter. A shocking one in three people do not have access to a proper toilet.”

Following the success of WaterAid’s inaugural comedy festival, World Toilet Day: It’s No Joke! is back for its second year. While Britain is known for its love of toilet humour, 2.3 billion people around the world 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 are vulnerable to harassment and even attack.

This is a serious issue that can be hard to talk about – that’s why WaterAid are using comedy to help people overcome their embarrassment and get the nation talking toilets.

All profits from this event will support WaterAid’s life-saving work, and help get one step closer to a world where everyone everywhere has access to a safe, private toilet by 2030.

World Toilet Day: It’s No Joke!
Hosted by Shappi Khorsandi and featuring Arthur Smith, Bec Hill and special guests
Date: Wednesday 18 November – World Toilet Day eve! – 7.00pm onwards
Location: Tattershall Castle (near Embankment tube station)
Price: £12 seated, £10 standing (£10 or £8 concession)
Book tickets: www.wateraid.org/uk/comedynight2015

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