Sex Standing Up’s MILF (M-is-for-Muslim) Edition tackles stereotypes through Comedy for Ramadan

 

On the 11th May at Vauxhall Comedy Club’s monthly sex-positive sex-themed night, comedians will be slamming Muslim stereotypes in the face for Ramadan.

Sex Standing Up’s MILF (M-is-for-Muslim) Edition will feature a line-up of award-winning Muslim and Arab comedians breaking barriers by dishing the dirt about their sex lives and relationships, complete with a charity sex toy raffle, and will be held at renowned sex party and gay club venue Fire Nightclub.

Sex Standing Up Comedy is the brainchild of fellow comedians Ginnia Cheng and Laura Thomas, who are passionate about ensuring no one feels alone or isolated in their sexual experiences. The two women were unhappy with the comedy scene’s approach to and treatment of the topic of sex, and were shocked by how many comedians and audience members felt uncomfortable with sex being discussed on stage. They set out to create a space where audiences and comedians could be comfortable sharing about the topic, while also setting out to break barriers, taboos and stereotypes when it comes to sex.

With regular audience members drawn from the BDSM, LGBTQ+ and sex-positive communities, the Sex Standing Up team are very excited about the open conversation the MILF Edition will generate.

The MILF (M-is-for-Muslim) Edition night will raise money for Muslim Women’s Network, charity dedicated to improving the social justice and equality for Muslim women and girls. A line-up of entirely Muslims  & Arab comedians talking openly about sex and relationships intends to raise awareness on openness of sexual health and well-being.

 

Line-up includes comedians:

Fatiha El-Ghorri: Funny Women Awards – London Finalist 2017, Max Turner Prize Finalist – 2017

Underneath Fatiha’s colourful hijab is a mind full of cutting observations and engaging witticism of the life and times of a British Muslim woman.

Mo Saffaf: Amused Moose Semi-Finalist 2018, BBC New Comedy Award Nominee 2018

British-Syrian comedian who aims to shine a dark yet charmingly satirical light on the political and cultural arena but also his own shortcomings in life.

Sadia Azmat: host of the critically acclaimed BBC podcast No Country For Young Women, who is making waves on the UK comedy circuit as a Muslim woman who discusses sex very openly in her material.

And more…

 

Where: Vauxhall Comedy Club, Fire Complex, 6 S Lambeth Pl, Vauxhall, London SW8 1SP

When: Saturday, 11th May at 7.30pm

How: Tickets on Eventbrite – free entry, £5 reserved seating