What role does comedy play in framing election processes, campaigns, parties and politicians? Can political comedy encourage democratic dis/engagement? How far does political comedy influence party campaign strategies? What is the relationship between comedy and the maintenance, disruption or deconstruction of public trust in democratic societies?
These questions, and more, will be explored by a panel of experts at the Comedy and Politics: Putting the ‘Mock’ into Democracy discussion event. Confirmed speakers include Rebecca Higgie (Brunel University London), Oliver Double (University of Kent) and Jane Arthurs (Middlesex University).
Other special guests will be announced soon. Hosted by the Centre for Comedy Studies Research (CCSR) and the Magna Carta Institute (MCI) at Brunel University London, Comedy and Politics: Putting the ‘Mock’ into Democracy is a public event open to everyone. We look forward to you joining us for a lively discussion.