12. Event title:
The Ugly Animal Preservation Society
13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
This is a comedy event that I recently ran in London but am now taking elsewhere. The acts are likely to change but the format won’t. It was a great success and we sold out the 200 capacity venue. I understand that we might have to change the length or number of acts for budgetary/time constraints, and so we would need a chat, but rest assured it is malleable. Below is the blurb I used for the London night. It would have to be adults only and the ideal venue is one that sells booze.
A night of stand-up comedy with a conservation twist!
The UGLY ANIMAL PRESERVATION SOCIETY is an evening dedicated to raising the profile of some of Mother Nature’s more aesthetically challenged children. The panda gets too much attention.
Our society needs a mascot, one to rival the cute and cuddly emblems of many charities and organisations. And so I have gathered a terrific line up of comedians who will each champion a different ugly endangered species and at the end of the evening the audience shall vote for what will become our society’s symbol. It is going to be a great night!
Our acts are-
MC Simon Watt (Channel 4’s Inside Nature’s Giants)
Suzi Ruffell (nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2011)
Helen Arney (Festival of The Spoken Nerd, Infinite Monkey Cage)
Punk Science (The Science Museum)
Bush and McCluskey (award winning musical comedians)
Helen Keen (BBC Radio 4’s It Is Rocket Science)
Steve Cross (Bright Club, Science Show Off)
Dan Schrieber (QI elf and creator of The Museum Of Curiosity)
Ellie Taylor (comedian and presenter of BBC3’s Snog, Marry, Avoid)
16. How does your event relate to this year's theme of 'Making waves'?:
It raises the profile of creatures we tend to forget about in conservation