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Jason Allen 15/03/22

The Grand Annual Lying Competition

We can tell if someone is lying just by looking at them.

We can also tell if they’re standing.

And if they’re standing on stage at the Rich Mix this April 1st, then they’re probably lying. Because they’ll be participating in the Grand Annual Lying Contest. Which, to be clear, isn’t annual. Although it is quite grand.

It comes to us courtesy of the Crick Crack Club, and it’s going to involve your MC for the evening – one Boris Trump of Castle Barnard – corralling a gang of admirably dishonest speakers all competing to lift the coveted Hodja Cup. How do they win this legendary award? By impressing both you, the highly gullible audience, and an incorruptible panel of frighteningly sceptical “international master judges” with their staggering falsehoods.

Fraudulent favourites taking the stage will include the likes of Lucy Lill, Alys Torrance, Richard Wood, Sarah Liisa Wilkinson, Darren Hoskins, Laura Sampson, Clare Murphy and Jason Buck. They’ll all tell a lie that’s longer than three minutes, but shorter than seven, and they’ll be judged most harshly on their content of their lies, the delivery, and most importantly, the audience’s reaction to them.

And guess what? If you think you’ve got the politician’s silver-tongued talents, then you’re in luck: you can enter the competition yourself, and win the cup. Oh, and just to sweeten the deal, it comes with a bonus of one hundred guineas in cold hard cash, too.



NOTE: The Grand Annual Lying Competition is, allegedly, taking place at 7pm on the 1st April at the Rich Mix in Hackney. Tickets are £10, and you can book them (or even apply to enter) right HERE.

Rich Mix | 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Hackney, E1 6LA

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The Grand Annual Lying Competition

35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Hackney, East London, E1 6LA