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Stand-up Philosophy


Venue:The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DD
Phone: 0131 667 7533
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Ballroom
AUG 1-25 at 15:00 (60 min)
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STAND-UP PHILOSOPHY is like stand-up comedy, except that itís philosophical as well as funny! With a different philosophical theme and line-up each day, the Fringeís most intelligent comedians join some of the UKís most entertaining academic philosophers, to answer the big questions of philosophy - and discuss them with the audience.

Hosted by philosopher/comedian Charlie Duncan Saffrey, itís like a cross between a stand-up comedy show and a public lecture, only more fun. And thereís a bar. Come along if youíre curious!

News and Reviews for this Show

August 9, 2019 Squirrel Comedy
Very interesting concept for a festival show. Our host, Charlie Duncan Saffrey, introduces two guests to give a 20 minute talk (hopefully funny) on the theme of the day and the audience are welcome to debate with the guests after they have finished. Todayís theme was ďbeliefĒ and our two guests, Alex Farrow and Alex Mason, gave interesting talks which we then argued about.

There is a list of each dayís theme outside the venue, so you can come prepared to debate on a particular subject. Apparently the Head of the Philosophy Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science is coming up to give one lecture. Given all the turmoil in British politics in recent times this show should provide some, ahem, lively discussion.

There are some laughs to be had, but mostly, Stand-Up Philosophy is recommended for those wishing to stimulate their intellect in the afternoon or looking for a good argument. Click Here

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