Debate

The comedians’ parliament

In the current UK Parliament you can stop a debate by running off with a golden stick, it is customary for an MP to be ‘kidnapped’ during the Queen’s speech and new laws can be chosen from a goldfish bowl. But what would it look like if comedians took over?

Enter the Comedians’ Parliament, an interactive game show that explores if we are all doomed.

Has Facebook propaganda broken our democracy or can new technologies get us out of this mess? Will men always hold the keys to power or is it time for women to take control? Are we doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past or can we learn from them? Should we bunker down in basements with doomsday preppers or can we come together to shape the future for the better?

This debate welcomes some of Britain’s funniest writers, comedians and presenters to bring the world to order, featuring:

  • Producer and writer Daniel Schreiber, co-creator of the BBC Radio 4 panel show The Museum of Curiosity and co-host of the podcast No Such Thing As A Fish and its television spin-off No Such Thing as the News.
  • Writer and comedian Sophie Duker, who has appeared on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Frankie Boyle’s New World Or
  • der and Mock the Week. She also set up the comedy night Wacky Racists.
  • Author and comedian Iszi Lawrence, presenter for BBC Radio 4’s Making History, The British Museum Membercast the Z List Dead List and Setisoppo podcasts.
  • Tiernan Douieb, a stand-up comedian, writer and, most importantly, host of Nesta’s Future Curious podcast.

 

Whether you’re an optimist or pessimist, join this interactive comedy debate to find out what our future could hold.