Robin Ince – I’m A Joke And So Are You


February 10, 2019


An artist’s manifesto of delight and curiosity from bohemians to black holes, Dali to DNA and a frenetic hour of art, science and stupid voices, Robin will be talking about his new book – I’m a Joke and So Are You – as well as recalling some of his recent Fringe show – Chaos of Delight – with trips through mental health and the imagination sandwiched in-between. All with a grounding in science and skepticism.

Robin Ince is the co-host of BBC R4’s Infinite Monkey Cage with Prof. Brian Cox, winner of the Rose d’Or, Sony Gold and, most importantly, Pointless Celebrities. ‘He’s defined a generation of comics’ (Stewart Lee). ‘The Ince brain is like a black hole in a galaxy of knowledge. When it collides with another black hole – say the Fringe – the energy waves that are produced are perceived, by us, as “shows”. (Scotsman).

He has written, hosted and produced comedy shows for the BBC, appeared in stand-up with most of the UK’s top performers and co-founded the brilliant Cosmic Shambles Network , which creates and curates podcasts, digital content and live events for people with curious minds. People who want to find out more about our universe through science, art, history, philosophy, music, literature. People who believe ignorance is not bliss. People who want to keep on discovering and learning about our wondrous universe and who want to have a laugh while doing it. People who believe that it is indeed our curiosity that makes us human. We believe we can never stop learning – science will never be finished and that’s exciting. The Cosmic Shambles Network brings together the world’s leading scientists, comedians, writers and performers to create entertaining content fuelled by curiosity. The approach is fun, real, accessible. Amongst the shambles there’s something for everyone

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