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Jonathan Pie at the British Library

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Time 19:00
Date 01/12/22
Price £13

Famously exasperated satirical reporter Jonathan Pie’s creator Tom Walker is joined in discussion by comedy writer and performer Nick Revell about Pie’s most recent live show FAKE NEWS.

A look behind the scenes at one of the UK's most successful online comedians who dissects clips of the show, discusses the writing process and debates its politics. Rounded off with questions from the audience.

This event accompanies the current British Library exhibition Breaking the News open until Sunday 21 August 2022.

Nick Revell is an award-winning writer and performer whose career in comedy, satirical and topical writing goes back to Weekending, The News Huddlines and Not the Nine O’Clock News. His TV and radio work on sitcoms, sketch shows and stand-up includes The Nick Revell Show, Drop the Dead Donkey, The Million Pound Radio Show and most recently BrokenDreamCatcher, which will return for a third series on BBC R4 in 2023. Nick has also written material for many other performers including Dave Allen, Rory Bremner, Michael Moore, Tracy Ullman and Jonathan Pie himself, has published two novels, and has written and performed many solo shows. He also co-created and produced the topical podcast No Pressure to be Funny, hosted by James O’Brien.

Tom Walker is an actor, writer and comedian best known for his satirical creation Jonathan Pie. Now with over 1.6 million Facebook followers, his ‘frustrated news reporter’ videos regularly achieve millions of views, going internationally viral. One of Pie’s earliest videos – his response to the election of Donald Trump – was viewed more than 150 million times worldwide. Pie’s four live shows have sold out venues such as the Hammersmith Apollo and the London Palladium and have been performed across the US and Australia. His latest live tour has been nominated for a coveted Chortle award. He has recently started a collaboration with The New York Times.

This event will take place at the British Library. It will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person (physical), or to watch on their platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up. Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event.
COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend (in person) Jonathan Pie at the British Library on Monday 18 July at 19:00.

To enter the competition, send an email to jamie@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: What was the name of Jonathan Pie's most recent live show?
A: .1)
Fake News .2) The Haunted Pencil .3) de Pfeffel, King of The World  .4) Ducitur Asinis

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