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Elif Shafak and David Baddiel on humour and despair

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5x15 presents an evening with Elif Shafak and David Baddiel

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Today, in a world full of uncertainties, it’s hard to know whether to laugh, or cry. Both humour and despair are deeply human reactions to the age we live in, especially to the politics of our times. But why is it that we turn to jokes in our darkest moments or continue to seek refuge in stories when we feel at our loneliest? And how are the two seemingly contradictory emotions of humour and melancholy connected?

Join 5x15 for an evening of insight, as two of our best loved and most eminent voices explore our human condition. Elif Shafak is a Turkish-British novelist, essayist, academic, public speaker and women's rights activist, who has sold millions of novels worldwide. David Baddiel is a legendary comedian, best-selling writer and a leading commentator.

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