Julian Baggini/ Hardeep Singh Kohli/ Simon Glendinning
Monday 18 February 2013, 6.30-8.00pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Julian Baggini, philosopher, writer, and broadcaster
Hardeep Singh Kohli, raconteur, cook, writer, and broadcaster
Chair: Simon Glendinning, Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
Humour is not to be confused with comedy and jokes. Humour concerns something that belongs to and can more or less pervade everyday life and conversation, not something restricted to comedy sketches or stand-up routines. This dialogue explored everyday humour, and its distinctive regional and cultural variations. Are there principles of British humour that transcend class, profession, religion and region? Are there ‘cultures of humour’ across the world?