Brighton Science Festival

DEAD TALKS VS STAND-UP PHILOSOPHY



Saturday 17 February

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Sallis Benney Theatre
58-67 Grand Parade
Brighton, BN2 0JY
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Science and history meet comedy and philosophy for a tête-à-tête in this mind-blowing double header. Stand-up Philosophy tasks a line-up of comedic philosophers and philosophical comedians with trying to answer the big questions with jokes, while Dead Talks celebrates the laughable and ludicrous ideas of the past that have fallen by the wayside of science and fringe thought.

First, Dead Talks reveal why Queen Victoria sent her children to a phrenologist, why Charles Darwin attended a seance and why a 19th century genius spent 30 years trying to find a planet that isn’t there.

Then, a line-up of the most comic philosophers and the most philosophical comedians attack the big questions of philosophy and science, armed not only with jokes, but with deep thought. The result can only be the triumph of a glorious but hilarious truth, one hopes.

With regular sell-out shows in London and Oxford and a run of festival appearances around the UK and Australia, Stand-up Philosophy is for people who like to laugh and think at the same time. Founded in 2013 by teacher, comedian and philosopher Charlie Duncan Saffrey, it’s hosted some of the UK’s top comedians and philosophers at a monthly London residency, an Edinburgh fringe run, and various spin-off festival shows around the UK. Charlie has performed his full show ‘Why scientists should talk to Philosophers’ at Sceptics in the Pub meetings around the UK, and has headlined the Philosophy Now Festival of Philosophy.

Dead Talks is the creation of Rachel Wheeley, producer of Level Up Human and the Ugly Animal Preservation Society. Dead Talks will never be short of material for comedians with a bent for science.

Ages 11+

£5 

ONLINE SALES HAVE NOW ENDED FOR THIS SHOW. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR.

DOORS OPEN AT 7pm FOR A 7.30pm START