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Centre for Comedy Studies Research (CCSR) 10-Year Anniversary Celebration!

This special event celebrates 10 years of the CCSR with fantastic speakers and performers.

We’ll hear about the brilliant research by doctoral researchers in comedy studies, an expert panel will debate the future of comedy studies and all of this will be topped off with a fantastic stand-up comedy show.


4.00pm: Welcome and Opening Remarks - Sharon Lockyer and Simon Weaver

4.20pm: Comedy Studies Doctoral Researcher Showcase featuring:

  • Rachael Abbey (Department of Drama, De Montfort University)
  • Daphna Baram (Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University)
  • Sophie Lundberg (Department of Arts & Humanities, Brunel University London)
  • Gatlin Perrin (Department of Arts & Humanities, Brunel University London)
  • Vicky Proctor (Department of Arts & Humanities, Brunel University London)

Chaired by Professor Tina Ramkalawan (Director of Graduate School, Brunel University London)

5.20pm: Break

5.30pm: The Value and Future of Comedy Studies Panel featuring:

  • Joy Carter (Comedian, speaker, advocate, actress)
  • Sarah Ilott (Senior Lecturer in English and Film, Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • Brett Mills (Professor of Media, Department of English and Creative Arts, Edge Hill University)
  • Geoff Rowe (Founder - Leicester Comedy Festival and UK Kids’ Comedy Festival, Author, Public Speaker, Mentor, Producer and CCSR Ambassador)

Chaired by Shona Paterson (Director of Global Lives Research Centre, Brunel University London)

6.15pm: Break

6.25pm: Stand-up Comedy Show featuring:

  • Daphna Baram
  • Joy Carter

Compered by Hayleigh Bosher (Reader in Intellectual Property Law, Brunel University London)

6.55pm: Thank You, Close and Finish - Sharon Lockyer and Simon Weaver

It promises to be a great birthday party, one not to be missed!