Armando Iannucci, Jess Phillips and Jan Ravens on Satire in an Age of Absurdity


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Has satire lost its power in this new world of fake news and ‘alternative facts’ - when our leaders lie so blatantly and frequently, and still manage to get away with it? Or is humour a more important tool than ever to hold those in power to account?

We were joined by celebrated comedy writer and producer Armando Iannucci, Labour MP Jess Phillips, and satirist and impressionist Jan Ravens to unpack these questions live on stage at the Union chapel in London.

The event was chaired by journalist, writer and broadcaster Samira Ahmed.

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