Literary Event:Don’t Applaud Either Laugh or Don't at OSO Community Arts Centre

Literary Event, Sun 15 Nov 2020

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Contact

Richmond Literature Festival

Address

Old Sorting Office,
49 Station Road,
Barnes,
SW13 0LF

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?Andrew Hankinson, author of You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life [You are Raoul Moat] tells the story of the Comedy Cellar – a tiny basement club in New York City which helped launch the careers of some of the biggest comedians of our time.

A place where performers could hone their acts by experimenting and take risks, the club’s owners, the Dworman family, created a space where freedom of expression was total. The only threat to it was a lack of laughs.

Using the words of the owners, comedians, and increasingly vocal customers, Hankinson asks how did Manny Dworman, an Israeli taxi driver create a bastion for so many influential comedians? And what makes a club thrive or a joke work? Raising questions about language, identity, taste, racism, power and more, this is a many-sided conversation about the perils, pride, and politics of modern comedy and where the moral limits of laughter lie.

Tonight’s event will be chaired by writer & journalist Mollie Goodfellow.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sun 15 Nov 2020 19:00

Prices

£12/£10

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 218762  Lat: 51.47228 Long: -0.24686

The OSO Community Arts Centre is on Barnes Green, next to ASK restaurant.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Barnes Bridge station

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