Your Culture Is Ailing, Your Art Is Dead

Your Culture Is Ailing, Your Art Is Dead

at Old Queens Head, London

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A night of fury, a night of celebration, a night of art hate and art love. Stand up, poetry, art lectures, weird things doing stuff. Celebrating Diane Arbus, Marshall Mcluhan and Alfred Jarry's Time Machine amongst other things.

Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.


Robin Ince

Robin Ince appearing at this event

This versatile comedy veteran delivers a highly improvised set which can cover a vast range of subjects and material. As seen on Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The Now Show, The News Quiz and Loose Ends. Chortle Award Winner 2009 and Winner of the Time Out Outstanding Comedy Achievement Award. 'Robin Ince is thoughtful, provocative and very funny' (The Times) 'When someone writes a history of modern comedy, they should make room for Robin Ince' (The Guardian).

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Charlotte Young

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Liam Mullone

Liam Mullone appearing at this event

Former obiturist at The Times Newspaper, awardwinning Mullone is an exceptional genius with unmissable talent that makes him 'brilliant, a tour de force' (John Pidgeon, BBC Head of Radio Entertainment). After appearing on the New Comedy Awards, being a finalist on FHM's Stand Up Hero, a twice finalist on the BBC Comedy Awards, and now writing for Russell Howard's Good News, Mullone's intellectual satire is an 'overlap between Eddie Izzard and Dylan Moran' (Steve Bennett, Chortle) and certainly one to watch! 'Hugely talented' (Guardian) 'An intellectual bruiser of comedy' ( 'Genius. His show stays with you for days' (Skinny).

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Sabrina Mahfouz

Sabrina Mahfouz is a playwright, poet and screenwriter. Her 2016 plays are With a Little Bit of Luck (Paines Plough); Slug (nabokov); Battleface (Bush Theatre); Layla’s Room (Theatre Centre) and The Love I Feel Is Red (Tobacco Factory Theatres). Her TV short, Breaking the Code, was produced by BBC3 & BBC Drama earlier this year. Her play Chef won a 2014 Fringe First Award and Clean was produced by Traverse Theatre and transferred to New York in 2014. Sabrina has been the Sky Arts Academy Scholar for Poetry, Leverhulme Playwright in Residence and Associate Artist at Bush Theatre.

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Ben Moor

Ben Moor is a comedy write / actor who has is a Herald Angel Award winner and The Stage Award nominee. He is the creator of Radio 4's Coelacanth and Undone

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Neil Edmond

Members of the Perrier Award-winning comedy team, The Consultants, as heard on BBC Radio 4.

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Nathaniel Metcalfe

Nathaniel Metcalfe has been doing stand up since May 2007, and got through to the semi-finals of the So You Think You're Funny? competition after only five gigs. Nathaniel has been heard James Acaster's Findings on BBC Radio 4, Fresh From the Fringe on BBC Radio 4 Extra and was a regular on Josh Widdicombe's XFM Show. In August 2013 Nathaniel took his first solo show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It received lots of good press and reviews and was nominated one of the top 10 shows at that years' Amused Moose Comedy Awards. In 2010 he got through to the semi-final of the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year and the final of the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year. That summer he also appeared as one third of the sketch group The Brotherhood of the Leaky Boot in Edinburgh.

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The Old Queen's Head

44 Essex Road
N1 8LN