A Comedy of Madness is coming to London following it’s CinePunked debut in Belfast last year.
First presented as part of CinePunked’s ongoing mental health strand in November, the show has been reworked and will play at the Museum of Comedy in London on Sunday 1st March.
Presented as part of British Comedy historian Robert Ross’s strand at the Museum of Comedy, A Comedy of Madness includes clips and frank conversation – both a celebration of comedy and promoting mental health awareness.
As in Belfast the show is devised and presented by CinePunked’s Robert JE Simpson and CinePunked regular Robert Ross. Also joining them is comedy legend Tony Slattery.
Ross will also be hosting a separate interview with Slattery earlier the same day at the venue, based around Slattery’s career.
A Comedy of Madness
6.45pm, Sunday 1 March 2020
The Museum of Comedy,
The Undercroft, St Georges Church, Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SR
Tickets: £16 (£14 concessions)
About the show
The heritage of comedy is a troubled one – littered with the shells of those whose genius is inextricably linked with struggles with mental health. From Spike Milligan to Peter Sellers, Tony Hancock to Marty Feldman, Kenneth Williams to Robin Williams, their comedy pushed boundaries while they struggled in their private life.
From sectioning to suicide, this event explores the genius and instability of some of our favourite comedy legends, looking at changing attitudes to mental health language and treatment, and the challenges of dealing with conditions while in the public gaze.
The panel will feature acclaimed comedy historian Robert Ross, film journalist Robert JE Simpson, and comedian and actor Tony Slattery.