A comedy show in which stand-up Iszi Lawrence (Radio 4’s Making History) challenges performers to champion the cause of neglected figures from history.
Iszi will host a live version of her Z-list, Dead-List podcast. She’ll be challenging four researchers, Bob Nicholson and Greg Jenner to champion neglected figures from history!
Iszi Lawrence is a writer, comedian, podcaster and History presenter. She co-hosts BBC Radio 4’s flag ship show, Making History with Tom Holland. Her piece on Jiu Jitsu suffragettes was made Pick Of The Week in 2018.
She has two popular History podcasts, The British Museum Membercast and The Z List Dead List.
She runs workshops for academic institutions (UCL, Wellcome Trust, St Mary’s University) and schools teaching people to be engaging public speakers.
She was part of the Perrier Award Winning Best Newcomer show in 2004 and regularly performs stand up comedy around Europe on the comedy circuit.
She has written for BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Xtra, BBC Radio 1 and Resonance FM. She has also written for the Guardian Online and has her first novel, The Unstoppable Letty Pegg (historic children’s fiction age 9-12) due to be released Spring 2020 by Bloomsbury.
To get the full festival experience we recommend also going to see In Conversation with Greg Jenner
This performance is part of ‘We Are Not Amused!‘ – a one-day event at The Atkinson (Southport), organised by Edge Hill as part of the annual Being Human Festival of the Humanities