A pair of half-hour illustrated comedy talks from John Lawrenson, comic actor and one half of musical double act Fred & Dickie.
Sitcoms are full of dreamers assisted by their clueless sidekicks. The fools in these “double acts” are based on two classic comedy types. Illustrated with TV clips and archive photographs, the talk reveals how a double act works and examines their characters, techniques & skills, and humour & appeal.
Sussex has a rich history of “spinning a whopper”, its many ingenious tales and urban legends exhibiting a humour that’s often irreverent, sometimes dark but always ridiculous. The talk explores this ancient storytelling tradition, visiting other countries where tales are created through bragging contests, performed in liars clubs and even deployed as weapons. Think you can’t be fooled? Try the Great British Gullibility Challenge and win a mystery prize!
Doors 8:00pm / Show 8:30pm
Entry £5 (£4 concesssions)
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