Robin Ince and Pippa Evans

Robin Ince
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Join us as we welcome comedian and Infinite Monkey Cage star Robin Ince to 5x15, to discuss the wonders of science in conversation with performer Pippa Evans.

Robin Ince
The Importance of Being Interested

Robin Ince is many things. A comedian, an author, a broadcaster and a populariser of scientific ideas. The Guardian once declared him a ‘becardiganed polymath’ which seems about right. He is probably best known as the co-host of the Sony Gold Award winning BBC Radio 4 series The Infinite Monkey Cage with Professor Brian Cox. He also co-hosts the podcast Robin and Josie’s Book Shambles, which gains over 100,000 listeners a month, which is part of The Cosmic Shambles Network, which he also co-created. His most recent book, I’m a Joke and So Are You, was described by Chortle as ‘one of the best books ever written about what it means to be a comedian’. He also wrote the book, The Bad Book Club, and has edited and written short stories for two volumes of Dead Funny: Horror Stories by Comedians, as well as writing and presenting documentaries about the history of self-help, comedians and melancholy, Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds, Richard Feynman, General Relativity and Dr Seuss. As a stand up he has toured the world and won three Chortle Awards, the Time Out Outstanding Achievement Award and was nominated for the British Comedy Awards Best Live show.


Pippa Evans
In conversation

Pippa Evans is a performer specialising in comedy, improvisation and musical theatre and is the author of Improv Your Life: An Improviser’s Guide to Embracing Whatever Life Throws At You. Her work has seen her tour globally, both as a stand-up and as a founder member of the Olivier award-winning stage show, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical. In 2013, Pippa co-founded the Sunday Assembly, a network of secular and inclusive congregations, which has chapters across the globe.


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