London Comedy Forum: Disability, Comedy, Laughter

The Next Meeting of the London Comedy Forum
Friday 12th April 2012, 18.30- 20.30
Room 801 (8th Floor) Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H OAL.

Dr. Sharon Lockyer, of the School of Social Scences at Brunel University will talk about her funded project on Disability and Comedy and her interviews with disabled comedians.

Dr. Caspar Addyman, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development at Birkbeck, will talk about his research into infant behaviour, learning and development, and in particular,  laughter in early childhood.

Dr Sophie Quirk of the Drama Department at the University of Kent will talk about her own research into stand-up comedy and some socio-cultural implications of performed comedy.

The London Comedy Forum is an opportunity for researchers from a range of disciplines, including performers, philosophers, educational theorists, psychologist and sociologists, to meet and discuss their research on comedy. We will hold a meeting every other month, in which there will be an invited speaker or panel discussion, hosted by either the Institute of Education, University of London or Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

This event is free and does not require advance registration. Drinks and nibbles will be provided. For more information, please contact Dr. Ian Wilkie at

Ian Wilkie (IoE) and Shaun May (RCSSD)
Convenors of the London Comedy Forum,

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