A COMEDIAN who recently appeared in her underwear discussing her 20-stone, size 24 body, her sex life and menopause on Channel 4’s Naked Education! is bringing her one woman show to Runcorn as part of a fundraising tour she’s embarked on up and down the country, and SHAP (https://www.shap.org.uk/) a local charity providing housing and support to young and vulnerable people across Merseyside for over 40 years, is her chosen cause to support.
Maura Jackson, 53 is an award winning charity boss by day and makes audiences laugh by night. As CEO of young homeless charity BACK-UP North West she has 33 years in social care and over this last 12 months she has taken to using her comedy as a way of fundraising for them. In 2024 she is taking her comedy on the road to enable her to also fundraise for other local charities. She’s excited to support SHAP – as a ‘major force in combating homelessness, poverty and disadvantage, promoting social justice, empowering people and building strong, resilient communities’, its values lie close to Maura’s own mission as CEO of BACK-UP North West.
Maura has dealt with many social issues during her own life – including domestic violence, being a single mum, divorce, heartache, and the menopause – but a sense of survival and the ability to laugh at herself has brought her through. Now, she shares her telling and often hilarious life experiences with audiences as a stand-up comedian who, in just 12 months, has earned thousands of fans across the country, after she dared herself to do it, facing her fears of performing in public.
“Stand up comedy initially terrified me, yet here I am selling out my own shows. I believe life is for living and we need to stop worrying so much what others think- I want to bring some of this energy to Runcorn to help others feel spurred on for 2024”
Her one-woman show More O’ Me is coming to The Brindley Theatre on 1st February – and Maura promises plenty of laughs.
“I’m a Northerner but I love meeting audiences from all over the UK and I hear people in Runcorn have a good sense of humour – and I’m really looking forward to meeting them” she said.
“I’m promising now that you’ll go away from my show cheered up and with a smile on your face!”
A representative from SHAP said :”Anything that’s raising awareness and/or money to tackle youth homelessness and makes us all laugh is a win/win for us. Comedy for a cause.”

• For tickets go to: https://www.quaytickets.com/thebrindley/

Caption: Comedian Maura Jackson who is banishing the New Year blues with her one-woman show at The Brindley Theatre on February 1st 2024.

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