Robin Ince: Pragmatic Insanity – Comedy @ The Old Market
‘Robin’s first new stand up show in three years is a clash of the two cultures, a joyous romp through his favourite artists and strangest scientific ideas. From the work of Stanley Spencer to Niels Bohr, it is 90 minutes fizzing with ideas about creativity in science and art, as well as asking why we believe we see what we see and why we believe what we believe.’
Robin Ince’s achievements have steadily accumulated. His book, ‘I’m a Joke and So Are You: A Comedian’s Take on What Makes Us Human’ was published last year and heralded as ‘A cult favourite’ by The Independent. In it Ince investigates why we make the choices we do, and advocates scientific thinking. Last year Ince also embarked on a record breaking tour of the UK and Ireland with Brian Cox: ‘Brian and Robin’s Christmas Compendium of Reason’.
His most recent show in 2004, Blooming, Buzzing Confusion was praised as: “An evening so bursting with energy and ideas…it’s a bundle of fascinating, surprising digressions,” by The Times.
Ince launched his career into the world of comedy by writing, this included work on Alistair McGowan’s Big Impresison and Meet Ricky Gervais. He began a solo career in Edinburgh in 2004, and has been featured in the Fringe Festival every year since. At the 2006 Chortle Awards he won an award for innovation, and has also been given an ‘outstanding contribution to comedy accolade’ at the Time Out awards for his comedy night ‘The Book Club’.
He has had various minor roles on television and has been featured on many panel games, including Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Musicals, BBC Three’s The State We’re In, Celebdaq and BBC Two’s Mock The Week. He has also featured on Radio 4’s Show, Just A Minute.
This event is 14 years + only, under 16 year olds to be accompanied
11A Upper Market St, Brighton BN3 1AS
Wednesday February 28th – 8pm
Doors open 7.15pm – Tickets are available here