When comedy and censorship collide, who laughs longest?

12 Feb 2016
Panellists will look at the relationship between comedy and freedom of speech
Panellists will look at the relationship between comedy and freedom of speech

The question of when comedy crosses the line will be central to a debate looking at the relationship between jokes and freedom of speech.

On Sunday 14 February, Say What You Like: Comedy, Politics and Free Speech, organised by Brunel University London’s Centre for Comedy Studies and Magna Carta Institute, will ask a panel made up of comedians and academics to discuss the relationship between comedy and censorship.

Professor Justin Fisher, Head of Politics, History and the Brunel Law School at Brunel University London will introduce and lead the discussion at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival.

The panel will include controversial comedian and activist Kate Smurthwaite; Director of the Institute of Ideas Claire Fox; principal lecturer in the department of politics and public policy at De Montfort University Alistair Jones; and co-producer of the Danish Zulu Comedy Festival Maria Jeppesen.

The debate will take place from 1pm to 2.30pm Peter Pizzeria on Leicester’s Welford Road. For more details and to book a free place visit here.

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