Comics to set up 'HR service' to keep women on the circuit safe

Comedians Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Nina Gilligan are setting up an "HR service" to keep women comics safe on the circuit.

The idea is venues will pay into the scheme to provide support and protection for workers and venues.

Ms Pritchard-McLean said harassment could range from “microaggressions” to “criminal activities”.

The plan is for the scheme to provide venues with training and a sexual harassment policy.