There’s meant to be a big rivalry between my university, King’s College London, and UCL. I’ve always found this a bit ridiculous: I have the greatest respect for UCL, and its political science, philosophy and history departments in particular. But I’m very weak-willed, and I’ll do my unfair share of UCL-bashing when it’s funny.
So here, once more, is a short clip of me taking the piss out of UCL in one of my recent standup performances. At UCL.
Posted by Adrian Blau on September 16, 2015
I did my second standup comedy routine in July, on Jeremy Bentham – here is a short clip.
I particularly enjoyed this performance because Bentham’s body is kept at UCL, where the set was filmed; there’s a cheery rivalry between UCL and my university, KCL.
Here is a link to my first set, about Benjamin Franklin, from May 2015.
The next of these ‘History Showoff’ standup comedy nights is on 7 October 2015 at the Star of Kings pub in King’s Cross; I shall be enjoying this as a member of the audience only! See here for more details and to book tickets, which cost £6.60; profits go to charity.
Posted by Adrian Blau on August 26, 2015
Here’s a video of my standup comedy routine, for the second ‘History Showoff’ comedy night, at the Star of King’s pub near King’s Cross on 27 May.
The following people or things were harmed in the course of this routine:
- Montesquieu (“completely mediocre in every way”)
- Benjamin Franklin
- the truth
- my reputation
My next set is on July 9th at the Bloomsbury Theatre near UCL (details here). Tickets cost £6.60 and profits go to charity.
Posted by Adrian Blau on June 21, 2015