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Comedy, Populism and Brexit

The next Centre for Comedy Studies Research (CCSR) and Magna Carta Institute (MCI) Comedy, Populism and Politics event takes place on Wednesday 28th March 2018 at The Museum of Comedy, The Undercroft, St Georges Church, Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SR, UK.
 
Taking place on the eve of the 1st anniversary that Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 in 2017, this panel seminar will examine the roles of comedians and comic discourses in shaping responses to the decision to leave the European Union; the potential of satire to fuel, reinforce or critique the populist appeal of Brexit; the impact of comedy about Brexit on political inclusion/exclusion; the impact of comedy about Brexit on political dis/engagement; the use of comedy by politicians to communicate their positions on Brexit; and much more.
 
Panellists include:

Neil Archer (Lecturer in Film Studies, Keele University)

Ayesha Hazarika MBE (Political commentator, columnist, stand-up comedian and former Special Adviser for the Labour Party)

Ellie Tomsett (PhD candidate and Associate Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, co-founder of the comedy and gender research network, Mixed Bill, and researcher in residence at the UK Women in Comedy Festival)

Simon Weaver (Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, Brunel University London)

Chaired by Sharon Lockyer (Director, Centre for Comedy Studies Research and Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Communications, Brunel University London)

Please email Simon Weaver to reserve your free place.

Everyone very welcome.