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Beyond a Joke – Discussion series

February 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - February 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

A series of talks and events exploring contemporary issues in stand-up comedy. These events provide an opportunity to go beyond the laughter with contributions from comedians, industry professionals and academics.

In partnership with Centre for Comedy Studies Research (Brunel University London), De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) and

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– Make me laugh with Brett Mills
Saturday 10th Feb – 12pm – Peter and that’s enough

– “The art of thinking” about Comedy
Saturday 10th Feb – 1:30pm – Peter and that’s enough

– 25 Years of Leicester Comedy Festival with Geoff Rowe
Saturday 10th Feb – 3:30pm – Peter and that’s enough

– An Interview with Harry Hill
Sunday 12th Feb – 2:00pm – CURVE theatre, Leicester

– I say – The annual Comedy Conversation Ft. Sara Pascoe
Friday 16th Feb – 5:45pm – Hugh Aston Building De Montfort University Leicester (DMU)

– Carry on Films with Robert Ross
Saturday 17th Feb – 12:30pm – Peter and that’s enough

– Why Stand-Up matters: How comedians manipulate and influence with Dr Sophie Quirk
Saturday 17th Feb – 2:30pm – Peter and that’s enough

– An Interview with Dave Johns
Saturday 17th Feb – 4:30pm – Peter and that’s enough

– The bastard ghost of Bernard Menning: class stereotypes and Northern comedians with Kate Fox
Sunday 18th Feb – 12:30pm – The Cosy Club Leicester

– Is that funny? Comedy & Politics / Politics & Comedy
Sunday 18th Feb – 2:30pm – The Cosy Club Leicester

– Greening the laughs
Sunday 18th Feb – 4:30pm – The Cosy Club Leicester


February 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
February 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm


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31 Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1RE GB
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