Dissecting the joke – a night of comedy about all things health and medicine. Contrary to popular belief (and lazy comedy writing) laughter isn’t the best medicine, but it will take your mind off the fact you’re probably falling apart at the seams. An amazing lineup of comedians and doctors tell you everything you did (and didn’t) want to know about staying alive in the NHS.
Dissecting The Joke
Tuesday 5 February
A night of comedy about all things health and medicine!
Heidi isn't a doctor, she is however, a multi award winning comedian.
Winner: So You Think You're Funny 2016
Winner: BBC New Comedy Award 2017
“It felt so original and unlike anything else we had heard before… hugely confident performance.” – Sioned Wiliam, BBC Radio 4
Ed is a junior doctor and comedian. He is the host of the podcast the Comedian’s Surgery.
Nominee: Leicester Mercury New Comedian 2016
"Packed with funny anecdotes" - The Guardian
"If I were him I'd quit medicine and do stand-up" Bruce Dessau
Jacob Hawley is a London based stand-up comedian, writer, performer and me, as seen on BBC3 and heard on BBC Radio 4.
Finalist: BBC New Comedy award 2017
Patrick Spicer is a comedian quickly making a name for himself with a distinctively playful, relaxed stage presence and offbeat, unpredictable writing. He regularly writes and stars in viral online content for the BBC.
Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year Nominee 2018
Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Semi-finalist 2018
So You Think You're Funny Semi-finalist 2017
Sarah is a comedian and PhD student from Wales via London. As a part of the Science Showoff Talent Factory she has performed comedy and science communication gigs internationally.
Semi-Finalist: So You Think You’re Funny 2018
Pope is a comedian and care worker from from Essex. He is the host of Pope’s Addiction Clinic and the curator of the Care Home Tour – which brought comedy to care home residents.
“The stories are awkward, humiliating, awful and hilarious, occasionally shocking but deeply compelling” - i newspaper
MC - Matt Hutchinson
Matt is a doctor - this has made his parents very proud. He’s also a stand up comedian, this has made his parents very confused.
Leicester Square New Comedian: Finalist
New Act of the Year Showcase: Finalist
BBC New Comedy Award: Semi Finalist
"A safe pair of hands" - Chortle
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