Tooting MP Sadiq Khan turned comedian for one night only

Tooting MP Sadiq Khan turned comedian for one night only, joining one of the BBC's "Grumpy Old Men" Arthur Smith on stage, for a comedy night fundraiser at the Antelope Pub, Tooting Broadway.
 
Arthur Smith, who styles himself as the Night Mayor of Balham, headlined the evening, which also saw sets from the popular "Live at the Apollo" star Sara Pascoe and Edinburgh Fringe favourite Paul Ricketts. 
 
Midway through the evening Sadiq Khan addressed the crowd and delivered a few well-received jokes himself, leading Arthur Smith to state that he could be a "good club-level comedian one day".

Sadiq Khan MP said “I have delivered speeches to audiences big and small all over the world but have never been as nervous as I was before going on stage to be a stand-up comic. It was a childhood dream come true. It may have felt like a bikram yoga session however the crowds were very generous in laughing at my jokes - but I think I will stick to my day job."

The event was compered by Crispin Flintoff who organises comedy nights under the name Stand Up for Labour.

Some more photos from the events below.

 

 

 

 

 

Promoted by DJ Bellamy on behalf of Sadiq Khan and Tooting Labour Party, all at 273 Balham High Road, London, SW17 7BD.
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