San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A live comedy evening featuring an 18th century bottom stabbing villain, a bra that doubles as a gas mask, a woman who laid an egg, a proven cure for hiccups (three words: digital rectal massage), and much more...
Hosted by Dan Schreiber, co-creator of BBC Radio 4's The Museum of Curiosity, long serving QI Elf and author of the infamous but unpublished book "Brian Blessed For Beginners".
Welcome to "101 People To Meet Before You (Or They) Die" the first in a brand new series live comedy nights that introduces you in person to some of the world's most interesting and alive humans.
Dr. Jan Bondeson. Jan is a senior lecturer at the Cardiff University School of Medicine, and author of 12 books including The Two-Headed Boy and Other Medical Marvels; The Pig-face Lady of Manchester Square, and The Cat Orchestra and the Elephant Butler.
Jan will delivering his lecture on The History Of Amazing Talking Dogs, and will be interviewed about his life and work investigating everything from the boy who stalked Queen Victoria to the mice who were excommunicated by the church.
and say hello to...
Marc Abrahams. Marc is the co-founder and editor of the science humour magazine Annals of Improbable Research, the author of This is Improbable and the master of ceremonies for the Ig Nobel Prizes, an awards ceremony which honours achievements that first make people laugh, then think.
Marc will be delivering a talk on The Ig Nobel Prizes 2012, followed by an on stage interview delving into the history of the prizes and its winners - including the scientists who discovered: that cows with names give more milk than cows without names; why woodpeckers don't get headaches, and that swearing does in fact relieve pain.
so come: meet Marc and Jan, ask them some questions, have a drink with them, get involved in their work, and (If we get them drunk enough) come raving with them till the early hours of the morning in Central London's grotty 'O Bar'.
(Photo:Dan Schreiber & Jan Bondeson. Credit: Dan Schreiber)
When & Where
Conway Hall is the landmark of London's independent intellectual, political and cultural life.
Conway Hall is owned by Conway Hall Ethical Society, which was first opened in 1929. The name was chosen in honour of Moncure Daniel Conway (1832 - 1907), anti-slavery advocate, out-spoken supporter of free thought and biographer of Thomas Paine.
Conway Hall now hosts a wide variety of lectures, classical music, classes, performances, community and social events. It is renowned as a hub for free speech and independent thought.
Founded in the 1880s, our chamber music concert series (now Conway Hall Sunday Concerts) - are the longest-running of their kind in Europe. The ethos of "affordable classical music for all" still remains.
Conway Hall reserves the right to change the programme and personnel of its events without notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances.