Clit Stirrer is Kate Smurthwaite, comedian and outspoken activist, at her very best. This hour-long one-woman show features stand-up comedy, dramatic story-telling and sketch in a multimedia production that lifts the lid on her reputation as a provocatrice extraordinaire and asks: where did it all go wrong? The show was filmed on the final date of a year-long tour at the Tara Arts Centre in West London.
Kate has sworn, flashed her hairy armpits at Eamonn Holmes, shown up in pyjamas, called a Daily Mail columnist “Dad” and shouted at more than one nun all on live TV. That’s when she’s not insulting organised religion or the monarchy. But is she the one with the problem? Lots of bewilderingly angry men with notably poor grammar on the internet think so.
Kate is an award-winning comedian who has toured nationally and internationally on the alternative comedy circuit and with her insightful political solo shows. She is a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe, a writer for Have I Got News For You and BBC3's BAFTA-winning The Revolution Will Be Televised. She has even been a panellist on Question Time.
John Cleese calls her "Fun, energetic and full of ideas"
‘There are no airs or graces about Kate Smurthwaite. From the off, she is gloriously mobile as she stalks the stage, mind and mouth effortlessly working in a whirlwind of ideas and joke lines.’
- Morning Star
‘When it comes to political comedy…Kate is the cream of the crop’
- Broadway Baby
‘Smurthwaite exudes a passion and self-assuredness onstage which is both infectious and empowering…Her refreshingly outspoken comedy will undoubtedly leave you hanging on her every word.
- Bunbury Magazine
’An excellent performer, utterly secure in her material, and very entertaining.’
'One of the wittiest gun-slingers I’ve ever seen on stage.'
- The Spectator
'Comedy that cuts through the crap,'
Reviews for Clit Stirrer
★★★★★ West End Wilma
★★★★★ Bunbury Magazine
Available to download in MP4 or WMV* format. Price is £5, regional tax rates may apply.
Find out more about Kate and her work at katesmurthwaite.co.uk
*Hello if you're not very tech-savvy...
If you are a Windows user and you're definitely going to watch the show on your Windows device download the WMV format. It's a smaller file but it only works on Windows. If you use another operating system or you're not sure download the MP4 format which is a slightly bigger file but works on any system.
If you already downloaded the WMV file and now want to play it on a non-windows device you can download download a cross-platform multimedia player such as VLC Media Player to play the file (VLC is free to download from www.videolan.org.)
If you'd like to watch it on your TV ask someone under 25 to show you how!