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Opinion: Robin Ince On Billy Connolly – The Yin That Remains Windswept And Interesting

This piece first appeared on Robin Ince's blog. Read more posts here.

I’ve just been to a screening of Billy Connolly’s High Horse Tour Live.

News: University Award For Robin Ince

Robin Ince is the winner of the University of Northampton’s annual Crick Science Journalism award. 

In accepting the award he indicated how much he enjoys making science entertaining for audiences: "I have had so much fun making and touring shows about science that it seems excessive that I should get something like this too. I feel very honoured to receive the award."

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News: Robin Ince Brian Cox Quest For Wonder Film Premiere Announced

The world premiere of Cosmic Genome’s The Quest for Wonder, starring comedian Robin Ince and physicist Brian Cox alongside their puppet counterparts, will be held at the Science Museum’s IMAX Theatre as part of Science Museum Lates. The screening will take place at 7:30pm on 30th March 2016. After the screening, the cast and crew will be available for a Q&A.

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News: Robin Ince Joins Brian Cox on Tour

Physicist Brian Cox has announced a tour for Autumn 2016. Professor Brian Cox Live will start in Aberdeen on 21st September 2016 and conclude at the Eventim Apollo in London on 2nd December. Tickets will go on general sale from 10am on Monday 30th November 2015, available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

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News: Two-Day Comedy Festival At Bloomsbury Theatre

Independent label Go Faster Stripe is staging its first-ever comedy festival. 

Nine comedy shows will take place at the Go Faster Festival at the Bloomsbury Theatre Studio over the weekend of November 7 & 8. The shows will be filmed for future DVD release by the Cardifff-based label.

The Saturday line-up is Robin Ince, Wil Hodgson, Matthew Crosby and Tony Law and the Sunday line-up is Bec Hill, MJ Hibbett, Gavin Osborn, Simon Munnery and one more tbc.

News: Robin Ince Documentary Nominated for Mind Award

Robin Ince's Radio 4 documentary, Tears of a Clown, has been shortlisted for a Mind Media Award.

The documentary, produced by Alex Mansfield, explored the enduring links between comedians and mental illness in the aftermath of the death of Robin Williams. Among those who took part were Jo Brand, Josie Long, Barry Cryer and Simon Amstell.

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News: Infinite Monkey Cage Returns – Apply For Tickets

The Infinite Monkey Cage, BBC Radio 4's highly popular and entertaining science/comedy show is returning for a new series. 

As usual Professor Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince are joined each week by well known celebrity science enthusiasts and scientists for a witty, irreverent look at the world through scientist's eyes. 

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Preview: This Comedian – Live, Duchess Theatre

I wrote recently about how sometimes it can be a frustrating for people who see a lot of comedy to hear the same comedians – however brilliant – do the same material every time you see them. This Monday’s all-star, must-see gig at the Duchess Theatre seems to have come up with the answer.

Preview: The Comedy Week Ahead – Dec 15 - 21

Robin Ince’s Christmas shows in London have become a bit of an institution, but he has slightly reinvented them this year, rebranding them as Christmas Science Ghosts. The line-up will be fairly familiar though - the likes of Tony Law, Sara Pascoe, Josie Long and Stewart Lee will be among the rotating bills, though there will also be some curveballs too. Tonight historian Mary Beard joins the lineup.

Book Review: Dead Funny

Like Robin Ince I was one of those teenagers who devoured Herbert Van Thal’s Pan Book of Horror Stories series. I can still vividly recall the one about the man trapped in a sewer who has to chew his own hand off to escape marauding rats. I also rather like comedy, so if I hadn’t been sent a free copy of Dead Funny I suspect I would have bought this anthology of horror stories written by 16 of our top comedians and co-edited by Ince and Johnny Mains. 

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