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Being a Man Festival: Simon Amstell in Conversation at Southbank Centre

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Time 17:00
Date 25/11/17
Price £20

Let hilarity ensue as Never Mind the Buzzcocks and cowriter and star of sitcom Grandma’s House - Simon Amstell talks about his amusing yet heartbreaking new book, Help.

The award-winning comedian speaks about the experiences that have made him the man he is, from growing up as a young gay person in Essex to an Ayahuasca-led epiphany in the Amazon rainforest. Expect contemporary masculinity and simon's compulsion to reveal his entire self on stage.

Beloved for his honesty and hilarity on stage, Amstell reflects on his experiences of loneliness, anxiety, depression and how his ideas of what being a man means have changed, in this talk.

'Simon Amstell has a gift for taking a social norm and gently mocking it until it seems utterly ridiculous. Highly literate... an endearing mixture of offhanded candour and sharp wit. Such ease and understatement makes him very good company' (The New York Times)

'Existential questions with belly laughs...Comedy is rarely as smart or adventurous as this' (Chortle)

'Masterful' (Metro)