Have you got any idea what’s going on with the EU at the moment? All that Italian financial foolery and the governmental crisis the Greeks have got themselves into? Neither have I to be honest, which is why I’ll be going along to the Black Heart in Camden next Thursday where an assorted bunch of comedians, musicians and people a lot cleverer than I am will be attempting to get to the bottom of it all.
It’s All Greek To Me is the first of two nights from Lampoon Apathy, the live production company that puts on events that are as informative as they are entertaining. They don’t claim to have all the answers, but they’ve heard some people do: ‘We’re inviting them down to help us understand the mysteries of the crises, what it means for Europeans (yup, including us), and what we could be doing about it.’
What can we expect on the night? Organiser Neil Hughes, who happens to be a friend of mine, told me: ‘You can expect an eclectic mix of top comedians and highly informed campaigners, journalists and commentators.’ Neil says the comedy line up is fantastic – and he knows his stuff when it comes to comedy. Add to that the political speakers and ‘frankly,’ he says, ‘it’s amazing!’
Comedians lined up for the two nights include Perrier award winner Scott Capurro, Absolute Radio’s Danielle Ward,
Tiernan Douieb, Phil O’Shea, and Yianni Agisilaou. Interspersed with the music and funny stuff will be political folk talking about scary things like the prospect of a Greek default and the future of social democracy in Europe. If that sounds a bit serious, don’t worry – having been to Lampoon Apathy nights before I can vouch for the fact that they always manage to handle ostensibly heavy topics in a fun and fascinating way.
It’s All Greek To Me (Part I) takes place on Thursday 17 November at the Black Heart in Camden. Part II will be held on Monday 5 December. Ticket’s are £6/£4.50 concession and can be purchased here. Check out the Facebook event page or visit www.lampoonapathy.com. If you’re going, be sure to tweet using #allgreek2me.