POLLfest Comedy Spectacular!
Sunday, 17 November 2013 from 16:00 to 20:00 (GMT)
From political cartoons to Spitting Image puppets – we love the funny side of politics at the PHM. Come along to a very special night where we showcase the best up and coming comedy talent.
4.00pm Politics Show Off
Warm up for the evening by coming along to our Politics Show Off – an open mic night with a twist! Performers get seven minutes to strut their stuff before the buzzer goes off. If you’d like to sign up to perform please contact Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org. Slots are limited so first come first served!
In this very special performance, comedy troupe Do Not Adjust Your Stage will improvise scenes and stories inspired by the People’s History Museum.
**** - DNAYS deserves a medal for its fantastic display of physical and verbal comedy (Forge Press)
'Wonderfully funny' (Edfringereview.com)
Sad there’s no big election this year? Us too. Join Gráinne as she condenses all the fun of staying up late to watch democracy in process. Expect needlessly complicated graphics, politicians dancing awkwardly and humiliated grownups trying not to cry in public. There will be Swingometers...
Fresh from supporting Rob Delaney, you may have heard Gráinne on R4’s “Now Show” and “An Idiot’s Guide”. Or not. We all have busy lives.
“Excellent” Chortle ****
“An Exceptional Comedy Mind” The Skinny
“A total riot, whether she’s talking politics or bum wriggling” Rob Delaney
When & Where
People's History Museum
There have always been ideas worth fighting for. Join a march through time at the People’s History Museum following Britain’s struggle for democracy over two centuries. Meet the revolutionaries, reformers, workers, voters and citizens who fought our battle for the ballot. Gather amongst their magnificent banners and discover how time off was won (and spent).
Enjoy our main galleries, Changing Exhibition Gallery and Community Gallery, along with interactives and activities for visitors of all ages. Browse our shop for unique books and gifts and round off your day with a bite to eat in our cafe bar The Left Bank.