Monday 10 July 2017, 19.30-22.00
BP Lecture Theatre
Take an irreverent and amusing look at the not-so-famous people who have been unfairly consigned to the dustbin of history.
Comedian Iszi Lawrence (creator and host of The Z List Dead List podcast and show) is joined by four (currently) notable people who will highlight their unsung historical heroes.
Lucy Porter (QI, Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You), Mitch Benn (musician, comedian and regular contributor to The Now Show), QI elf Stevyn Colgan and a yet-to-be-announced curator from the British Museum will battle it out to win the approbation of the audience (that’s you) for their unsung historical hero.
You can’t pop into the Museum without being assaulted by all manner of objects honouring some celebrated stiff. But what of the forgotten heroes – the weird and wonderful characters that are a mere footnote in the annals of history? Hoping to snatch them from the jaws of obscurity, the four advocates of these overlooked overachievers will plead their case to the assembled public (that’s you). At the end of the show, you’ll vote for the person who is most deserving of our recognition.
What Members said about previous Stiff competition evenings:
'I laughed plenty'
'I laughed out loud!'
'So much fun'
'Iszi was an excellent compere'
'More of this style of event please!'
'Really enjoyed this evening. My wife who was sceptical came away very enthusiastic and we would definitely come again'
'It was well organised and great fun'
Members may purchase tickets for up to six guests.