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BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival: Mass Hysterics

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To guarantee your ticket book in advance. There will be some tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.

Venue: Sage Two

Tickets: Free but ticketed (Max 4 per person)

Details

“Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.” – Steve Martin.

Comedians Adam Kay, Alexei Sayle, Jen Brister and Sanjeev Kohli join Matthew Sweet to offer a masterclass in making the many laugh.

Jen Brister is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. She is a regular performer on the UK and international comedy circuits. She has written for BBC Scotland, presented for BBC 6 Music and Juice FM, and has been a regular contributor to magazines and online sites including Diva and The Huffington Post.

Adam Kay is a doctor turned award-winning comedian. His memoir, This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor came top in a readers’ poll to win the Books Are My Bag award in 2017. His television writing credits include Crims, Mrs. Brown’s Boys and Mitchell and Webb.

Sanjeev Kohli is a comedian, writer, actor and broadcaster. Sanjeev co-writes the Radio 4 sitcom Fags, Mags and Bags and has appeared in Cold Feet, River City and as shopkeeper Navid Harrid in the long running Scottish sitcom, Still Game.

Alexei Sayle was a central figure in the alternative comedy movement in the 1980s and original MC of London’s first modern comedy club, the Comedy Store. As well as writing and performing stand-up and on TV sitcoms, Alexei has also written short stories, novels and non-fiction and his series for BBC Radio 4, Alexei Sayle’s Imaginary Sandwich Bar.

Matthew Sweet is a columnist for Art Quarterly and Newsweek and presents Free Thinking and Sound of Cinema on BBC Radio 3 and The Philosopher’s Arms on Radio 4.


For your information…

  • Phase one tickets will be available from 12noon on Monday 5 February, with phase two tickets available from 12noon on Monday 19 February.
  • Tickets are strictly limited to four per person.
  • To guarantee your ticket book in advance. There will be some tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please take your seats 10 minutes prior to the event start time otherwise you may lose your place.


Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2018