HISTORY STAND UP AT THE PORTLAND ARMS
Monday 20th February 2017
Doors at 7pm for a 7.30pm kick off. The venue is Portland Arms, Chesterton Road
History ShowOff: Stand-Up Comedy Night Performed by Historians and Archaeologists, Researchers, Curators, Archivists at The Portland Arms, Chesterton Road, CB4 3BA
Venue: Music Venue Room, The Portland Arms, 129 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3BA
The hugely popular #HistoryShowOff comes to Cambridge for the first time when researchers and curators and local history experts have to entertain and engage the audience about their history research in under eight minutes.
Ticket Info: £6 in advance; £8 on door (all profits for local homeless charities: Overstream and Jimmy’s Shelter)
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Description: What happens when you fill a venue with clever and lovely people then invite a load of amazing experts about the past to entertain them? Come along to support an incredible line-up of varied speakers to take you into their world of the past of Cambridge and beyond to make you chuckle! This hugely popular format for #HistoryShowOff comes to Cambridge for the first time from London with MC (the master of niche comedy who makes ‘showoffs’ into Showoffs!) Steve Cross. How can the past be funny? Or entertaining? Or challenging? Or all of those things? A unique running order comprising top Cambridge researchers, curators, archivists, and public historians will provide insights in under 8 minutes without repetition or hesitation, casting their historical and archaeological nets widely from a variety of sources and objects to enlighten and amuse the audience, whilst raising money for a good cause!