Robin Ince – Cambridge Literary Festival


November 24, 2018


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 BBC R4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage he has sought to understand the world around us. In his latest book I’m a Joke and So Are You he unites these pursuits to examine the human condition through the prism of humour. Why do we make the choices we do? Where does anxiety come from? Where does imagination come from? Why are we like we are? Do our parents f*&k us up? Informed by personal insights from his own life as well as interviews with a bevy of A-list comedians, neuroscientists, psychologists and doctors – this is a hilarious and often moving primer to the mind.

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The Babbage Lecture Theatre, Cambridge CB2 3QF