Jimmy Carr in Conversation With Alain De Botton
“Life is near-death experience”
– Alain de Botton
“When someone close to you dies, move seats”
– Jimmy Carr
Two very different perspectives on death, and indeed life itself. And thanks to The School of Life, you can see the owners of these two perspectives go head to head in conversation about “the power of comedy to shock, provoke, nourish and console”.
Being one of the hardest working comedians in the country, Jimmy hosts several TV shows, performs for a quarter of a million live fans a year, and has written books about the nature of comedy itself. Now, he’s going to enlist the help of writer and philosopher Alain de Botton to probe more deeply into the world of the funny bone, by asking the question: “What is comedy for?”.
Simple, you might wonder. To make people laugh. Well, Jimmy and Alain intend to dive a little deeper, and get to the very proverbial bottom of comedy’s role in society, its ability to help us cope, and its power to create a better world.
The event takes place in the astonishingly grand-looking Emmanuel Centre, and there’ll be a lengthy audience Q&A followed by a chance to get your book autographed. So…
…if you’re looking for a sign…
NOTE: Jimmy Carr and Alain de Botton will be in conversation on Monday the 6th November, 2017, starting at 7pm. You can find out more, and book tickets right HERE.
Emmanuel Centre | 9-23 Marsham Street, SW1P 3DW
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