7.30pm - Ben Moore: Pronoun Troble
Miscellaneous subjects that crossed my mind while listening to a lecture about Chuck Jones’s Hunting Trilogy (1951-53) (which was nevertheless really good)
Ben is sitting in a lecture about a series of Chuck Jones cartoons, but his thoughts drift off in various directions.
There's his friendship with the person he came with, the T-shirts he has at home, his favourite words, his favourite books, and the schism on London’s high streets between the conflicting denominations of launderettes and laundrettes.
And all the while, the lecturer is following her own sweet way, exploring new meanings in the films, quoting obscure academics and offering a different way of looking at the world.
Are any of us following the script?
Aren’t we all in some kind of pronoun trouble?
Using Powerpoint and stand-up, Pronoun Trouble combines a fact-adjacent lecture about three extraordinary short films and a whole ton of other topics that sometimes come to mind.
9pm - Izzy Mant: Polite Club
TV comedy producer Izzy (The Windsors, Peep Show, Harry & Paul) has been pathologically tactful all her life. But tonight, that changes… Come help Izzy conquer her politeness addiction, and reclaim RUDE.
If you’ve ever smiled through a car-crash date, apologised for your boss’s mistakes, or gone to a sex party just out of good manners, join the club. Izzy’s run away from conflict and crashed headlong into mistaken identity, public disgrace and the Zimbabwean ambassador.
This show combines stand-up, storytelling, pratting about, and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be crowned Most Polite Person in the Audience.
The first rule of Polite Club is: you do not talk about Polite Club. Unless someone asks you nicely.