The sensational satirical reporter in conversation
This event has been rescheduled from the original date of 18 July.
This event takes place in the Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Rd, London NW1 2AJ. It will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person (physical), or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up. Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event.
Famously exasperated satirical reporter Jonathan Pie’s creator Tom Walker is joined in discussion by comedy writer and performer Nick Revell about Pie’s most recent live show FAKE NEWS.
A look behind the scenes at one of the UK's most successful online comedians who dissects clips of the show, discusses the writing process and debates its politics. Rounded off with questions from the audience.
Nick Revell is an award-winning writer and performer whose career in comedy, satirical and topical writing goes back to Weekending, The News Huddlines and Not the Nine O’Clock News. His TV and radio work on sitcoms, sketch shows and stand-up includes The Nick Revell Show, Drop the Dead Donkey, The Million Pound Radio Show and most recently BrokenDreamCatcher, which will return for a third series on BBC R4 in 2023. Nick has also written material for many other performers including Dave Allen, Rory Bremner, Michael Moore, Tracy Ullman and Jonathan Pie himself, has published two novels, and has written and performed many solo shows. He also co-created and produced the topical podcast No Pressure to be Funny, hosted by James O’Brien.
Tom Walker is an actor, writer and comedian best known for his satirical creation Jonathan Pie. Now with over 1.6 million Facebook followers, his ‘frustrated news reporter’ videos regularly achieve millions of views, going internationally viral. One of Pie’s earliest videos – his response to the election of Donald Trump – was viewed more than 150 million times worldwide. Pie’s four live shows have sold out venues such as the Hammersmith Apollo and the London Palladium and have been performed across the US and Australia. His latest live tour has been nominated for a coveted Chortle award. He has recently started a collaboration with The New York Times.
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