Date: Friday, 18 May 2018
Time: Doors open at 7pm; show starts at 7.30pm
Venue: Museum of Happiness, Camden, 220 Arlington Road, London, England, NW1 7HE
Price: £40 pp
We have a stellar line up of comedians to entertain you at this special and unique event to mark the end of Deaf Awareness Week. Stand-up legend Stewart Lee will be supported by Samantha Baines and Tom Gockelen-Kozlowski – both of whom have some connection to hearing loss.
There are only 80 tickets available for this intimate event at the wonderful Museum of Happiness, so be sure to grab yours fast! All profits from the night will go back to Action on Hearing Loss and will help to fund vital care and support services, research and campaigns for change.
The comedy event will be accessible for people who are deaf or have hearing loss, with both a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter and palantypist. There will also be an infrared system to help people with hearing loss hear more clearly.
The stellar line up
Stewart Lee is a stand-up comedian, writer and director. He also co-wrote the libretto of, and co-directed, the West End hit Jerry Springer: The Opera. In 2011, he won the British Comedy Awards for best male television comic and best comedy entertainment programme for his TV series Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle.
He has written several books, including How I Escaped My Certain Fate (Faber and Faber 2010) and If You Prefer A Milder Comedian Please Ask For One (Faber and Faber 2012).
Samantha BainesSamantha Baines is an award-winning comedian, actress (Silent Witness, The Crown, Call the Midwife) and hearing aid wearer. Samantha has a passion for science and enjoyed two smash-hit sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her science comedy shows. Her latest stand-up show explores the lost women of science and is currently on tour around the UK.
This talented comedian is not only a regular voice on BBC Radio, a What the Frock! Best Newcomer Winner and a Funny Women Awards Finalist, she is also a fan of the pun and was the first woman ever to reach the UK Pun Championships 2017 – she will be competing in the finals again this year.
Tom Gockelen-Kozlowski is losing his hearing… where his hearing is going exactly is another matter and in his new show, Hearing Loss: The Musical, this former Daily Telegraph music critic endeavours to find out.
The journalist took his first comedy show to the Edinburgh Fringe last year with What Bowie Did Next. Tom is completely deaf in one ear and has mild hearing loss in the other, something that he addresses in his latest show.
The Museum of Happiness is a non-profit organisation that provides an experiential adventure, where people of all ages and backgrounds can learn more about the essence of happiness and wellbeing. Through a variety of interactive experiences, workshops and events, the museum offers science-based techniques that people can implement in their everyday lives. For more information, visit the museum’s website.
Please note, this venue is strictly alcohol free. Must be over 18 years or over to attend.