Robin Ince – Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival


October 21, 2018


Knock, knock. Who’s there? … The connoisseur of comedy, Robin Ince, mines the decades he spent delving into our eccentricities to create gags. For years on the BBC Radio 4 show, The Infinite Monkey Cage, he has sought – sometimes in vain – to understand the world around us. In this book, he unites these pursuits to examine the human condition through the prism of humour.

Why do we make the choices we do in life? Where does anxiety come from? Where does imagination come from? Why are we like we are? Are our parents to blame? 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 Crown Hotel, Crown Place, Harrogate HG1 2RZ