What's So Funny About... Getting Sober
Life comes with ups and downs, a lot of laughter can be had in times when things are going well. But it takes a strong sense of humour to find hilarity in moments when life is kicking you in the shins. Over three days, we listen to firsthand stories, from people who have faced some of life’s more difficult challenges.
|Sat, Dec 28||8:00AM||Halcyon|
The end of another decade... what with political turmoil, climate change, fidget spinners or some kind of bucket challenge, there’s been plenty of tragic material for comedians. Let the tears from the era keep rolling... along with the laughs.
|Sat, Dec 28||7:30PM||Luna|
Great Comedy Debate: That Democracy Works
S Sorrensen, Fiona Scott Norman, Tripod’s Gatesy, Dane Simpson, Rod Quantock and John Thompson are hosted by Professor Ian Lowe to debate the current state of democracy, which HL Mencken described as ‘the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage’ and by Ronald Reagan as ‘worth dying for’.
|Mon, Dec 30||6:00PM||Luna|
What's So Funny About... Cancer?
We use synonyms such as “the big-C” to avoid talking about this topic, as if saying cancer is as taboo as saying Voldemort. Like Voldemort in Harry Potter, cancer can cause widespread grief, but it can also be the centre of some hilarious anecdotes. Join cancer patient John Thompson and palliative care nurse Carolyn Mandersloot, as they share some of their ludicrous experiences with one of life’s most challenging experiences.
|Tue, Dec 31||8:00AM||Halcyon|