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Comedy is the new rock n roll. So we handpick the best talentfrom TV, radio and live comedy to tell us what it's like to actually be a comedian. Stories and anecdotes from the backwaters of comedy turned into brilliant stand up by Sara Pascoe (Mock The Week, QI, Never Mind The Buzzcocks) James Acaster (Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow), Katherine Ryan (Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, The Apprentice: You're Fired) and Robin Ince (Infinite Monkey Cage) with MC Michael Legge (Comedy Central's Alternative Comedy Experience, Do The Right Thing) who tell us whats it's really like to actually be a comedian. We take a peek behind the curtain and see what it's really like to have a stand on stage and bear your soul to all you judgemental comedy fans. It's going to be quite bitchy, I Imagine.
The live show is the launch and just one part of a multi faceted documentary project which spans across many different media, exploring the images of acclaimed photographer, Idil Sukan. Her debut exhibition also entitled This Comedian is showing an Embassy Tea Gallery in Southwark, 20 February – 2 March 2015, and both the exhibition and this accompanying live show celebrates a decade of Sukan's work in comedy.
Venue: Duchess Theatre, 3-5 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5LA.
Directions: (5mins) Go right on Long Acre; turn right into Bow Street and after 100 metres turn left (Russell Street) then immediately right onto Catherine Street, where the theatre is located 100 metres down.
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