Panel: The Laugh Temptation: Is Everything Funny? Or Are Some Things Off-Limits?


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Forty years ago this autumn, churches were picketing Monty Python’s Life of Brian. Now university campuses ask comedians to sign agreements not to touch on a range of issues before taking gigs. A panel of comedy practitioners and fans debate whether there are any taboos in comedy or whether everything should be fair game. With comedian Elf Lyons, comedy booker Helen Tomblin, comedy writer James Cary and chaired by Steve Tomkins, editor of Reform, the magazine of the URC

In association with the URC

  • United Reformed Church
  • James Cary
  • Elf Lyons