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Talk Being A Man Festival: Simon Amstell in Conversation

Being A Man Festival: Simon Amstell in Conversation

Key facts

Genre: Event with live subtitles


Laugh with Simon Amstell as he talks about his hilarious and heartbreaking new book Help, contemporary masculinity and his compulsion to reveal his entire self on stage.

The award-winning comedian speaks about the experiences that have made him the man he is, from growing up as a young gay person in Essex to an Ayahuasca-led epiphany in the Amazon rainforest.

Former host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks and co-writer and star of sitcom Grandma’s House, Simon Amstell did his first stand-up gig at the age of 13. His parents had just divorced and puberty was confusing – trying to be funny solved everything, and telling the truth on stage was a way to stop it from hurting.

Beloved for his honesty and hilarity on stage, Amstell reflects on his experiences of loneliness, anxiety, depression and how his ideas of what being a man means have changed, in this talk.

Booking details
This event will have live subtitles and British Sign Language-interpretation. To join their free Access Scheme and book concessionary tickets for this service, email accesslist@southbankcentre.co.uk or call the Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555.


Event details

Sat 25 Nov 2017, 5:00pm

Live subtitling

Venue details

Royal Festival Hall (Amstell)
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council