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ART + COMEDY

Art Laughs brings comedy to arts & heritage spaces.

Begun by art critic & comedian Verity Babbs during the first lockdown as a series of interviews with comedians (including Jenny Eclair, Rosie Jones, and Thanyia Moore) about an artwork of their choice, Art Laughs now encompasses:

  • Art-themed stand-up events

  • Art-inspired improv experiences

  • Comedy guided tours through gallery & museum spaces

  • Panel talks with top comedic talent

  • Quizzes & live event hosting

All formats are entirely customisable to space, theme, and artworks on the wall. Art Laughs has featured at the National Gallery, Royal Museums Greenwich, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London Art Bar, & the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

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Upcoming Shows

  • July 13: Improv at Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre

  • July 19: The National Gallery - Featuring  John Tothill, Hasan Al-Habib, and Pravanya Pillay.

  • November 2024: Improv at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair

Previously

February 16th 2024: The National Gallery - Featuring Lorna Rose Treen, Joe Sutherland, and Fatiha El-Ghorri

February 3rd 2024: Royal Museums Greenwich - Featuring Dom O'Keefe, Fuaad Coovadia, and Monica Gaga

POSTPONED: December 8th 2023: Tate Britain - Featuring Emily Bampton, Will Hall, and Alice India

October 26th 2023: Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair - Improv Tour as part of New Collectors' Evening

September 22nd 2023: The National Gallery - Featuring Bella Hull, Ben Pope, & Chelsea Birkby (as part of the Association for Art History's Art History Festival)

July 15th 2023: Royal Museums Greenwich - Featuring Olley Matthews, Holly Ludlow, & Stepan Mysko Von Schultze

 

June 3rd 2023: Royal Museums Greenwich - Featuring Giddy Aunt Improv, Annie McGrath, Jamie D'Souza, & Harriet Braine

 

Quarterly 2022: London Art Bar - Featuring Jen Ives, Ania Magliano, Joseph Parsons, & more

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022 - Featuring Leo Reich, Pierre Novellie, Bella Hull, Sam Lake, Alexandra Haddow, & more

Testimonials

“Sharp as a whip and absolutely hilarious” 

“One gallery tour from Verity, and I never want to go without her again.” 

“I couldn't recommend it enough. A very clever and none elitist way to get a room thinking and discussing art. Go see this show.” 

"Really caters to art lovers and brings a new audience to the venue ... brilliant."

"Art Laughs is the ultimate combo. Verity does a great job of curating a unique evening of comedy, perfect for anyone who loves comedy, art or - god forbid - both!"

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