Posted on October 1, 2019, by & filed under News.

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ICAHD UK are proud to announce that our latest Laughing for Palestine event will open the Leeds Palestine Film Festival. Headlined by the wonderful Gavin Webster, the evening will feature Gary Sansome, Isma Almas and Seymour Mace and will be MC'ed by our very own Daphna Baram.

Promising to be an evening of great comedy, the event will be held at Seven Arts Space, 31a Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD from 8pm (doors open at 7.30).

Tickets are £10.00 each and are available here.


Gavin Webster

Gavin was born in Blaydon-on-Tyne in 1969 and made his comedy debut in 1993 on the same bill as Ross Noble at the Barlow Mow pub in Gateshead.

His television work includes Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Stand-up Show, Does Doug Know, Take The Mike, The Regionnaires, The Eleven O Clock show, The Comedy Store, Comedy Blue and The World Stand Up Tour. He wrote and played in Walk on the Wild Side in 2009 and 2010. In 2011 he voiced Sid the Sexist for Channel 4's series Blaps adapting Viz. His 2011 Edinburgh Fringe show, All Young People are Cunts was positively reviewed by the British Comedy Guide. He previously played Edinburgh in 2003, 2008 and 2009.

In 2014 he won the award for Best UK Live Stand Up, commonly known as 'The Comedian's Comedian', the second only winner of the award after Mick Ferry won it in 2013.

In 2012 he returned to the Edinburgh Fringe with a new stand-up show, Bill Hicks Wasn't Very Good, performing at the Fringe again in 2014 with "Controversial Title in Order to Sell Tickets" and in 2016 with "Jesus Christ Is A Window Cleaner Now"

"Boundless enthusiasm and an endless seam of warm Geordie charm ★★★★ (NARC)

Gary Sansome

Gary describes himself as a tough speaking (to English folk anway) off the wall Scottish comedian and MC. He has performed with critical acclaim all over the country including at Laugh out Loud Comedy, Bromley Comedy Club, Central London Comedy Club, Brixton Comedy Club, Comedy Cafe, The Stand Edinburgh, Glasgow Red Raw, Downstairs at the Kings Head and Up the Creek.

Gary has been a winner of the Comedy Cafe New Act Night and of the Big Cheese Comedy Ipswich New Act Night and a finalist on Funhouse Comedy Gong Show.

"Pure entertainment and hilarity " ★★★★★ (Bunbury Magazine)

Isma Almas

Bradford-born Isma's childhood was split between Pakistan and Yorkshire, her comedy providing a unique take on life as a British Muslim woman. As well as regular gigs on the comedy club circuit, Isma has performed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, at London’s Barbican Centre for Stonewall, at Bradford’s Literature Festival and on a raucous luxury gay cruise around the Med.

Isma has co-presented a mid-morning show on BBC Radio Leeds for two years, interviewing famous (and some now-infamous) names. Isma's Bradford-infused, preconception-shattering style is loved by audiences across the country.

"Unaffected charm…compelling storytelling" ★★★★ (Chortle)

Seymour Mace

Seymour is probably best known for playing Steve (and his twin Craig) on the BBC Three comedy Ideal. Seymour is a former clown who became a finalist in the So You Think You're Funny? competition at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2001, soon after becoming a stand-up comedian.

He took part in the 'Laughing for a Change' project in 2014, which aimed to raise awareness of mental health through a comedy tour which also featuring Mrs Barbara Nice and Rob Deering, and was nominated for the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2015.

"Brilliantly offbeat… There is irresistible innocence and charm to Seymour Mace which flies in the face of reason…Hilarious to watch." ★★★★ (The Scotsman)

Daphna Baram

Daphna is an Israel born, London based stand-up comedian and the director of ICAHD UK. She has been an activist on Palestinian rights and against the occupation since her early youth and worked as a human rights lawyer, a journalist and an editor in Jerusalem. She embarked on her comedy career in 2010 due to a chain of events involving two weddings, Chris Morris and a heart attack. Her 7th solo show, Cracking Up, is now touring. @missdcomedy,

"Masterful" ★★★★★ (Bunbury Magazine)

Tickets are only £10.00 each and are available here.