WEDS 6th MAY, 2020
The Laughing Sole in partnership with Edward's Trust family bereavement charity brings you a unique night of comedy as the launch event for A Matter of Life and Death Festival. Death and dying is one of the taboos in life and each of our three comedians have each experienced bereavement that they reflect on through comedy. Join us to laugh together and explore issues around death and loss.
An evening of Stand Up Comedy on the theme of death and dying featuring:
Robin Ince is co-host of Radio 4's award winning The Infinite Monkey Cage. Last year he travelled the world, performing the Universal show with Brian Cox He has made numerous documentaries and his most recent book, 'I'm a Joke and So Are You' is about how we become who we become, how we deal with being human, and ultimately how we cope with death. Described by Stewart Lee as ‘Deceptively deep. Invaluable and inspiring.’ and by the Observer as " really a book about the heart; full of warmth, wisdom and affectionate delight in the wonder and absurdity of being human."
Lou received critical acclaim at Edinburgh with her show 'Maybe Baby' which was created in response to the loss of her daughter, five months into her pregnancy. Lou blends tragedy with humour to great comedic effect whilst challenging the taboos surrounding baby loss.
'Naturally funny' - Sarah Millican
Steve Day (compere)
Steve's dad died last year after slowly losing his mind to dementia. A beautifully moving and delightfully funny reflection on his childhood the life of his Dad.
'Revelatory & very funny' - The Guardian
The comedy gig will be followed by a panel discussion led by Nikki Tapper (BBC Radio)
More information about A Matter of Life and Death Festival can be found here: https://brumyodo.org.uk/matter-life-death/
Advance on-line tickets £10 (£5 for under 25's)
Future Regular Comedy in the Attic Dates
Thurs 11th June
Thurs 13th Aug
Thurs 8th Oct