The event is returning to the British Library in London on Sunday January 19th. It’ll be an even bigger programme than last year, thanks to the addition of a third performance space.
The programme will also feature Titania McGrath creator Andrew Doyle discussing ‘wokeness’ in comedy with political correctness advocate Yasmin Alibhai-Brown; Jen Brister talks about The Other Mother, her “wickedly honest parenting tale”; and Katy Brand discusses her lifelong obsession with Dirty Dancing, as detailed in her book, I Carried A Watermelon.
Also, top TV writer David Quantick will reveal the comedy books that inspired him; Helen Lederer discusses female comedy writing in conjunction with her Comedy Women In Print competition; and Comedy Store Player Andy Smart recalls his days hitchhiking across Europe.
Whilst the main day will be on the Sunday, the festival will kick off with a gala stand-up gig on Friday 17th January featuring comedians who are also all authors: Shappi Khorsandi, Mae Martin, Jen Brister, Olaf Falafel and MC Dominic Frisby.
All-day tickets can be bought for an early-bird price of £32, or you can by tickets to individual events. For more information visit comedybookfest.com