Robin Ince

Robin Ince

I’m a Joke and So Are You: A Comedian’s Take on What Makes Us Human

Autumn Series/
Wed 03 October 2018
19:00-20:00

Robin Ince

I’m a Joke and So Are You: A Comedian’s Take on What Makes Us Human

Robin Ince
Wed 03 October 2018,
19:00-20:00

As a connoisseur of comedy, Robin Ince has spent decades mining our eccentricities to create gags – and watching other strange individuals do the same. And for years on The Infinite Monkey Cage he has sought – sometimes in vain – to understand the world around us. He now unites these pursuits to examine the human condition through the prism of humour, exploring the key psychological questions we all ask ourselves: why do we make the choices we do in life? Where do anxiety and imagination come from? How does our childhood shape our life choices? Do we all have a need to perform? Is failing good for us? And are we more than our brains? Informed by personal insights from his own life as well as interviews with a bevy of A-list comedians, neuroscientists, psychologists and doctors, he offers a hilarious and moving primer to the mind.

In association with/

How to Book/

Online booking is via Eventbrite and managed by Festival of Ideas. Please use the contact function in Eventbrite or get in touch with any online booking queries. Tickets can also be purchased in person or over the phone at the venue: We The Curious, Anchor Road, Bristol BS1 5DB, Tel: 0117 915 1000.

Please note that you will be asked of proof for your eligibility for a concession ticket. Concessions apply to Full Time Students, Job Seekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit claimants, over 60s and disabled people. Staff, students or members at the following organisations: Arts Council England, Bristol City Council, Business West, University of Bristol and UWE can purchase tickets at the Partner Rate. Please note that no refunds/exchanges are possible for tickets already purchased at the higher price.

Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit or issue refunds to latecomers. Please allow enough time to collect your ticket/s from the relevant box office (if these haven’t already been sent to you), and make sure to arrive before the advertised start time to take your seat/s. Refunds are only available if an event is cancelled.

The Festival of Ideas endeavours to hold its events in venues that are accessible to all. There is a fully accessible on-site car park and there are lifts to the event space. The venue has a hearing loop system. There are toilets for public use. If you have specific access concerns, it is advisable to contact the venue direct.

Wheelchair users and visitors who require an assistant may bring a companion free of charge. To book a free companion ticket please get in touch.

We sometimes film and photograph Festival of Ideas events. Please let us know if you do not wish to be filmed or photographed.

Share this/