Comedy in Crisis Conference

Date & Time:

14th January, 09:30


The Hive - Curzon Building


This is a 2 day event - Friday 14th January (9.30am - 7pm) and Saturday 15th January (9.30am - 5pm).

Mixed Bill’s Comedy in Crisis Conference will take place on 14th and 15th January 2022 at Birmingham City University.

This two day conference will creatively explore how comedy adapts and engages with times of crisis. The event will include keynote addresses from Dr Kavyta Raghunandan (Leeds Beckett University) on Comedy and the Crises of Racial Injustice, and Dr Helen Davies (University of Wolverhampton) on Comedy as a Coping Mechanism During the Pandemic, as well as an industry panel co-convened with BCU’s Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity.

The conference panels will include speakers from across the UK and Europe and cover the following areas:

• Comedy and Identity Crises

• Comedy and Mental Health Crises

• Online Comedy Cultures During the Pandemic

• Comic Media Responses to Crisis

• Comedy and Political Crises

Both days will occur in The Hive, places are limited due to social distancing measures and all attendees need to book a place using the Eventbrite link. The full programme is available on the Mixed Bill website, along with information about travel and accommodation for the event. Here.

Mixed Bill are an interdisciplinary comedy and gender research network led by BCU’s Dr Ellie Tomsett- you can find out more about their work and previous events on the Mixed Bill website here.