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Sun, 15 Sept


Reading Irish Centre

Sunday Assembly Reading - Jokes

What makes a good joke?

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Sunday Assembly Reading - Jokes
Sunday Assembly Reading - Jokes

Time & Location

15 Sept 2019, 10:45 – 13:00

Reading Irish Centre, 96-104 Chatham St, Reading RG1 7HT, UK

About the event

Why do we laugh? What makes something funny? Does the morality of a joke affect how good a joke is? Why is breaking the rule of three important?

A broad overview at some of the contemporary academic questions about humour, laughter and jokes.

Alex Farrow is a stand-up and former school teacher. He has a deep interest in jokes and the broader questions behind humour and stand-up.   As a stand-up Alex has been invited to perform everywhere from Mervyn Stutter’s pick of the Edinburgh Fringe, the National Museum of Scotland, the Oxford University Teaching Awards, and comedy clubs throughout the UK.

** About Sunday Assembly **

Sunday Assembly Reading is free to attend and runs entirely on donations.

The Sunday Assembly Reading is a secular congregation that celebrates life, meeting once a month at The Reading Irish Centre.  Members of the Assembly believe in Living Better, Helping Often and Wondering More, for no other reason than to make the most of the one life we know we have. The morning is a lively combination of group singing, silly games, interesting words, and eating cakes,  in the company of a lovely diverse bunch of people. 

The Sunday Assembly welcomes all - of all ages and of all backgrounds.  The best way to meet new people is to come early and enjoy some tea, coffee, homemade cakes and savouries (vegan-friendly).

We can always do with a few extra help, so if you want to really feel part of our community, offer a hand or two. Either contact us now or arrive a bit earlier on the day and we'll find you something fun to do.

** Songs **

  • Always look on the bright side of life - Monty Python.
  • Tears of a Clown - Smoky Robinson
  • Shiny Happy People - REM
  • Happy - Pharrell williams 

* Travel *

The Assembly is at The Irish Centre, Chatham Road. Doors open at 10:30 am with the Assembly starting at 11. 

A 10-minute walk from Reading train station.

The closest car park is Q-Park Chatham Place

There is free parking on Sundays on nearby streets. Try Weldale, North and Great Knollys Streets but get there early. There is a footpath that leads from Weldale Street to Chatham Street, and then its a short walk to the Irish Centre.  Travel issues? Post in our Facebook group page, there are sure to be others travelling in your direction.

* More Info * 

If we go for a picnic it will be at Forbury Gardens at about 13:15.

If the weather is poor we will go to BrewDog is at 11 Castle Street. It is a 3 min walk from the Assembly and we typically get there about 13:15.

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