Our thanks to R for this gem. It concerns the cancellation of a Kate Smurthwaite gig. Ms S is the feminist ‘comedienne’ who’s currently the leading contender for this month’s ‘Lying Feminist of the Month’ award, following a lie she posted on her Facebook page – details here.
The article concerns the cancellation of one of her gigs, purportedly on security grounds. But might there be a more credible explanation for the cancellation? Of course. We’ve highlighted it in the following extract from the piece:
In a tweet, Goldsmiths Feminist Society said they had not denied Smurthwaite a platform to speak ‘and had nothing to do with the decision to cancel the show’. Goldsmiths Students’ Union said it was the comedy society’s decision to cancel the show.
The organiser of the Goldsmiths Comedy Society has not responded to Chortle’s request for comment, but a statement released online said: ‘Despite many complaints from students about the content of Kate’s act in the past we were planning to go ahead with the gig until Kate told me 24 hours before that there was likely to be a picket with lots of students and non students outside the venue. I couldn’t verify this. Up to this point we had only sold eight tickets so I decided to pull the plug.’
Tickets had been on sale for the show, entitled Leftie Cock Womble, for several weeks but the cancellation was only announced last night. And it had been advertised as free for members of the feminist society.
Feminist ‘comediennes’ – even feminists don’t find them funny. Ouch.