The Chortle Comedy Book Festival: Offence in Comedy

Offence in Comedy

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Sacred cows? Comedy, offence and the outrage machine

We live in a time when a joke can go round the world in a split second, getting you death threats in a dozen different countries and a hefty fine and a criminal record in this one. Why even bother with jokes in this brave new world of 24-hour news, snowflakes and Twitchfork Mobs? 

Hosted by comedy writer James Cary, who has written jokes about bomb disposal in Afghanistan (Bluestone 42), defended comments about Islam by Ben Elton on Newsnight, been on a panel with radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary and sits on the General Synod of the Church of England. James is joined by comedian, former Westminster adviser and London Evening Standard columnist Ayesha Hazarika and comedian Jay Islaam.

Full Day Passes, giving access to any of the Chortle Comedy Book Festival sessions are also available. (Entry to individual sessions subject to room capacity.)


Name: The Chortle Comedy Book Festival: Offence in Comedy
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £5.00
Member: £5.00
Senior 60+: £4.00
Student: £3.00
Registered Unemployed: £3.00
Under 18: £3.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546