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Alternative Comedy Now – The Exhibition
Alternative Comedy Now
Dr Oliver Double

Presented by Special Collections & Archives and the School of Arts conference 'Alternative Comedy Now' celebrates the 40th birthday of alternative comedy with an exhibition of material from the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive (BSUCA). 

The early summer of 1979 saw the opening of the Comedy Store in Soho and the formation of the group Alternative Cabaret, kick-starting the alternative comedy movement that would revolutionize the style, subject matter and politics of British stand-up.

Using BSUCA's unrivalled collection of material, including publicity materials, photographs, press coverage, scripts, LPs, and business records, this exhibition tells the story of how alternative comedy grew into a rich and vibrant scene throughout the 1980s, and sowed the seeds for today's comedy circuit.

Location

Templeman Gallery,
Templeman Library,
University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT2 7NU
United Kingdom
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Details

Open to all,

Contact: Dr Oliver Double
E: O.J.Double@kent.ac.uk
T: 01227 827228
School of Arts

 

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