Members' special event
Stiff competition: an evening of comedy with the Z List Dead List

Thursday 7 September 2017,
BP Lecture Theatre
Tickets £19
Members £19

To book, call 020 7323 8195

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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 and battle it out to win the audience's approval for their unsung historical hero.

Dr Adam Rutherford is a British geneticist, author, and broadcaster. He was an editor for the journal Nature for a decade, is a frequent contributor to The Guardian, hosts the BBC Radio 4 programme Inside Science, has produced several science documentaries and has published books related to genetics and the origin of life.

Andrew Hunter Murray is a writer, improviser and performer. He is one of the QI Elves, a regular on 'No such thing as the News' BBC 2, and part of the team of writers at satirical magazine Private Eye.

Alice Fraser is an Australian comedian, writer, and actor freshly returned from a successful run The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She is host of the popular podcast Tea With Alice and has numerous TV credits, but they are all in Australian, so don't actually count. Judge her harshly.

Joining them and fighting on home ground will be a yet-to-be-announced curator from the British Museum

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.

Age: 16+

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