Hi there. Graeme here. I sometimes tell a joke on stage. I say "We've had so much cancer in our family we're thinking of changing our surname to MacMillan".
This November it will be 5 years since I started stand up. And I started it to raise funds for Cancer Research UK in memory of my ma, who we lost 15 years ago. At the time mum was ill with breast cancer, so was my mother in law. Thankfully she is still with us. My gorgeous wife Karen has beaten cervical cancer. My brother in law Mario has beaten cancer too. His wife, Karen's sister, has beaten breast cancer as well. And a chance conversation with her recently has caused me to put on probably my most ambitious gig yet.
Paula had a mastectomy, like many women (and men!) do as part of treatment. This can often include removing the nipple. Most are offered reconstruction surgery, but the NHS does not offer one vital element - permanent and realistic nipple tattoos. Let's face it a boob without a nipple can look a little odd.
Paula has recently benefitted from the work of the Nipple Innovation Project. They provide permanent 3D realistic tattoos of nipple to mastectomy patients, and are a registered charity. They are UK’s first mastectomy tattoo charity, empowering breast cancer survivors to reclaim their bodies by funding hyper-realistic nipple tattoos that last a lifetime. Whilst nipple tattoos are available on the NHS, they are not permanent.
81% of breast cancer survivors who received nipple tattoos using the techniques available on the NHS were left with detrimental physical (excessive scarring &faded tattoos) and mental (suicidal thoughts and low self-esteem) health issues.
So I'm putting on a show to raise funds, and awareness, for them. And I've pulled out all the stops.
About the show
When: 14 October 2023, 8pm
Where: Batley Town Hall, Market Pl, Batley WF17 5DA
Shaparak (Shappi) Khorsandi, as seen on Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, I’m a Celebrity: Get Me Out of Here, Mock The Week, 8 Out Of10 Cats, Master Chef, Have I Got News For You, QI
Nick Helm, as seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Russell Howard’s Good News, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Live at the Apollo
Jack Carroll, as seen on Britain's Got Talent, Live at the Apollo
Anna Thomas, The BBC New Comedian of the Year in 2021
Why do we need sponsorship?
We want every penny from ticket sales to go to the Nipple Innovation Project. If the event sells out, and with this line up we think it will,
we will raise over £5000 for them. Each tattoo costs £250. That's over 40 nipples!
We're making no money from the event, but every act is getting paid - these are top level professional comedians, and command top fees. Plus, we have to hire the hall, pay for advertising and so on.
What's in it for you if you do sponsor the event?
Well, publicity. Every sponsor will be featured in the event programme and will get a specific thank you message on all of our social media leading up to the event. I have over 15k TikTok Followers and will do a thank you video for your business
Plus, we have a range of packages available, from just £25 to have your name in the programme to £500 for complimentary tickets, prominent logo placement and backstage access and a free performance from me at a venue of your choice.
So, how do you give us your money?
By now, you've looked at all this and realised you'd be mad not to get involved.
The good news, you can give in a few ways.
You can send us money via PayPal - search for @gagnboneman
You can contribute to our Crowdfunder appeal -
Or you can send money to our bank account:
Gag N Bone Man Comedy
If you have any questions please get in touch -