Chortle Comedy Book Festival returns! | A full day of events at the British Library

Chortle Comedy Book Festival returns!

A full day of events at the British Library

Chortle’s comedy book festival is returning after a three-year break.

Alex Horne, Adam Kay, Robin Ince, Deborah Frances-White, Elis James and John Robins are the first names to be announced – with more to come next week.

Next year’s event will take place in the prestigious environs of the British Library on January 13, and will comprise a full programme across two venues.

Early-bird tickets available until December 31 allow access to all events for £32 (£25 concs), or you can buy tickets for individual shows.

The first events are on sale here.

Horne will be talking about his new Taskmaster book: 200 Extraordinary Tasks For Ordinary People, and be offering some members of the audience to take part in challenges of their own.

Musical comedian Kay will be reading extracts from his million-selling, award-winning NHS memoirs This Is Going To Hurt. He recently performed two gigs at the Eventim Apollo based on the book. 

Ince will be talking about the psychology of comedians and what that can tell us about humanity in general as he discusses his book I'm A Joke And So Are You.

Frances-White will be talking about her book, The Guilty Feminist, in which she espouses noble goals but also recognises the hypocrisies of modern life.

While James and Robins will be reading extracts from their book The Holy Vible, in which the digital indie presenters deal with topics such as shame, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci.

Published: 7 Dec 2018

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