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POLLfest Comedy Spectacular!

The funny side of politics

17 November 2013

17 November 2013, POLLfest Comedy Spectacular, Main Gallery Two @ People's History Museum

Time 16:00 - 20:00

Duration 4 hours

Cost Free. Donations to the museum gratefully received

From political cartoons to Spitting Image puppets – we love the funny side of politics at the PHM.  Come along to a very special night where we showcase the best up and coming comedy talent.

4.00pm Politics Show Off
Warm up for the evening by coming along to our Politics Show Off – an open mic night with a twist!  Performers get seven minutes to strut their stuff before the buzzer goes off.  If you’d like to sign up to perform please contact catherine.odonnell@phm.org.uk.  Slots are limited so first come first served!Do Not Adjust Your Stage

6.00pm Do Not Adjust Your Stage
In this very special performance, comedy troupe Do Not Adjust Your Stage will improvise scenes and stories inspired by the People’s History Museum.

  • ‘**** – DNAYS deserves a medal for its fantastic display of physical and verbal comedy’ – Forge Press
  • ‘Wonderfully funny’ – edfringereview.com

7.00pm Gráinne Maguire’s One Hour All Night Election Special
Sad there’s no big election this year?  Us too.  Join stand up comedian, comedy writer and columnist Gráinne Maguire as she condenses all the fun of staying up late to watch democracy in process.  Expect needlessly complicated graphics, politicians dancing awkwardly and humiliated grown ups trying not to cry in public.  There will beGrainne Maguire Swingometers…

Fresh from supporting Rob Delaney, you may have heard Gráinne on BBC Radio 4’s Now Show and An Idiot’s Guide.  Or not.  We all have busy lives.

  • ‘Excellent ****’ – Chortle
  • ‘An Exceptional Comedy Mind’ – The Skinny
  • ‘ A total riot, whether she’s talking politics or bum wriggling’ – Rob Delaney

Suitable for adults

Part of POLLfest, a series of events, activities and unfamiliar goings on to explore this year’ s Parliament Week theme of Women in Democracy #PHMPollFest

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  • Treat yourself to 15% off in The Left Bank cafe bar when you attend an event at the People’s History Museum

Booking Requirements: Booking required via Eventbrite – https://pollfestcomedy.eventbrite.co.uk/