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Brexit, Pursued by Bad Hair

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Brexit, Pursued by Bad Hair

  • The Bryant Lake Bowl 810 East Lake Street Minneapolis, MN, 55407 United States (map)

Join The Theater of Public Policy (T2P2) and The Guardian UK's Parliamentary Sketch Writer, John Crace for a night of Brexit talk and improv comedy! The United Kingdom is slated to leave the European Union on Oct. 31st, but the process is already on it's third Prime Minister. Will the UK and the EU face a no-deal Brexit or does newly elected Prime Minister have some tricks up his sleeve? Can they iron things out in time or should we start stockpiling Cadbury chocolate?

Doors Open 6:00pm, Show at 7:00pm

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the Door

John Crace

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John Crace has been the Guardian's political sketch-writer since February 2014 and his columns from the Brexit front-line have become a must-read for hundreds of thousands of people around the world. He also writes a personal diary for the Saturday Guardian and was the creator of the Digested Read which ran from 2000 until 2018. As one of the UK's best-loved satirists and parodists, he has regularly played to packed houses at literary festivals all over the country for the last ten years. He is the author of more than 15 books on a wide range of topics from politics, to football and literature. His most recent book I, Maybot, a collection of sketches about Theresa May as prime minister, was reprinted seven times and was an Amazon best-seller. His follow-up book, Decline and Fail, will be published in October 2019. He is also under contract to write a novel and a memoir for Fourth Estate. He lives in south-west London with his wife and dog. His children have both left home and pretend not to know him.

What is the Show?

“Like C-SPAN being swarmed by the cast of SNL,” according to the Star Tribune, The Theater of Public Policy (T2P2 for short) uses improv comedy to reframe hard, thinky stuff.

Each show features a live interview and audience Q&A with a policy maker, candidate for office, certified expert, or big thinker. That conversation is the cast’s inspiration for entirely unscripted sketch comedy.

  • The show’s host interviews a leading thinker on a big issue

  • Then a team of the Twin Cities’ most talented improvisers use the conversation as inspiration for longform improv comedy

  • In the second-half of the show, the guest answers questions from the audience

  • The show wraps up with more no-holds-barred unscripted comedy

No two performances are the same but the results are always a surprise and delight. See a short video about how The Theater of Public Policy works.

Earlier Event: August 17
A History of the Mississippi
Later Event: September 17
Cast Takeover! Old School Longform