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An evening of comedy: Chris Coltrane and Tiernan Douieb

Taking a break from our usual events, the Merseyside Skeptics Society would like to invite you to join us for an evening of political comedy.

When: Thursday, September 12th, 2013 8.00 – 11.00 PM
Where: The Head of Steam, 7 Lime Street, Liverpool
Tickets: £3 (tickets available on the door)

Chris Coltrane

Chris Coltrane: Compassion Is Subversive

Friend of the MSS Chris Coltrane brings his Edinburgh Festival show to Liverpool. In Compassion Is Subversive, Coltrane asks: when did supporting libraries and playgrounds become a radical act? It seems that even simply being kind is a hard-left ideal nowadays! How did it come to this? Why is the government trying to make us hate each other? Chris intends to find out, using stand-up comedy and hardcore joy.

Along the way, he demolishes austerity, champions public services and takes tax dodgers like Starbucks to task. He exposes right-wing homophobia over equal marriage. He shows how both Labour and the Tories lie and peddle hate to get votes – and he tells stories from the front-line of activism, to inspire us to fight back.

Chris has appeared at QED – run jointly by the Merseyside Skeptics Society –  is a member of the anti-cuts group UK Uncut, who take direct action against tax-dodgers like Vodafone and Top Shop. He has turned Barclays Bank, Soho Square and Westminster Bridge into spontaneous free comedy clubs, where over 500 protesters came to occupy and fight austerity with laughter, and has even presented an award to George Osborne when he was voted “Top Tax Shirker” by members of the PCS Union.

tiernan-douieb

Tiernan Douieb

What do you think about opinions? Tiernan has some but it seems pretty much everyone else does too and can’t wait to shout them at him. A new hour from Douieb about the internet being too loud, politics, spiders and Sigur Ros. Tiernan is one of the UK’s most sought after comedy hosts, his fun and friendly style of comedy has seen him perform all over the UK and internationally.

Cited by Mark Thomas in the Guardian as a comedian to look out for, Tiernan has performed at various marches & demos including the Occupy LSX camp, the TUC March and Westminster Bridge for the Save The NHS protest.

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