Venue: The City Arms Inn, 7 Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR
In the past satire has most often been about challenging the politics and sensibilities of the establishment. Many argue it serves that function today. After all, Donald Trump and Boris Johnson – satirised by Punt and Dennis, Josie Long, Frankie Boyle and a host of others - can hardly claim to be of humble means.
Marcus Brigstocke has talked about people walking out during his anti-Brexit routine. A recent Nish Kumar charity gig, featuring gags at the expense of Boris and Brexit, was met with boos and the throwing of a bread roll. Madeleine Grant argued in the Telegraph that ‘Brexit-deranged comedians are now Britain’s biggest bores’. Kumar joked of his critics ‘I would like to apologise if I triggered any of them’.
Oliver Double is a comedian, Reader in Drama at the University of Kent, organiser of the Funny Rabbit Comedy Club and producer of the podcast A History of Comedy in Several Objects. You can find details of Oliver’s comedy, writing and much else on his web site.
Entry to the discussion is £5 (£3 concessions). Discussion is in the bar, and food is available, so please patronise our generous hosts at The City Arms Inn (if you want to eat at the City Arms Inn, arrive early and get your order in before 6.30pm)
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Some light reading on the topic: