Fundraising Comedy Night For Michael Foot
To raise money for a memorial for the former Labour Party leader
A Labour Party candidate for next year's council elections in Chiswick, is promoting a fundraising comedy night for Michael Foot on Remembrance Sunday (10th November) that takes place at the George IV (185 Chiswick High Road, W4 2DR).
The night is hosted by Arthur Smith and features the godfather of Alternative Comedy, Arnold Brown, Mock the Week/Michael McIntyre's Roadshow star Ava Vidal and guitarist/comedian Christian Reilly.
Michael Foot visited Chiswick in 2007 but was the recipient of a parking ticket only minutes after his arrival. At the time he was in his nineties and had limited mobility. The parking ticket was issued within three minutes of his arrival whilst his driver was helping him to the house of local resident Deborah Pullen where he was a guest for lunch.
In the past year Crispin Flintoff has put on over 40 comedy nights, called 'Stand up for Labour' across the country. The aim of the nights is to engage more people in politics and it has taken off with 20 more such comedy nights planned between now and February.
Michael Foot was accused of being disrespectful after he wore his 'donkey jacket 'in 1981 while attending the Cenotaph, though the Queen Mother commended him on his 'good sense'. His wife Jill said that it was in fact a duffle coat and he eventually donated to the People's History Museum (formerly The Museum of Labour History) in Manchester. ichael Foot's famous donkey jacket will now go down in the annals of history.
October 22, 2013