It’s approaching that time again where here at the Adam Smith Institute we invite someone interesting to deliver a short speech on pretty much anything! In the past we’ve had Owen Jones, Tim Shipman, Kemi Badenoch to name a few…
This month we welcome Andrew Doyle (@andrewdoyle_com)—a writer and comedian. He is the co-writer of internet sensation Jonathan Pie, the spoof news reporter created by Tom Walker, and co-founder of a new comedy night in London for free-thinking acts called Comedy Unleashed.
Andrew regularly appears on Sky News to comment on politics and current affairs. He is also a columnist for Spiked online magazine.
He will be discussing the importance of free speech in comedy and reflecting on some of his own experiences in this area.
If you haven’t been to one of these events before….
The Next Generation events (or TNGs as we like to call them) are aimed at creating a network of young people interested in ideas that are shaping our world. They’ve been going for as long as the ASI has, and have been attended by people who went on to become Cabinet Ministers, Prime Ministers, Editors, and CEOs. (More importantly, the Tory and Labour spinner who dated on The Thick of It met at a TNG, according to an old BBC backstory document.) So whatever your politics, come along - we just like interesting ideas and we hope you do to. It’s under 30s, it’s informal and we normally end up at the Marquis of Granby.
Date: Tuesday, February 5th
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm (don’t come before 6pm - we won’t let you in! Even if it’s raining… our house, our rules)
Place: 23 Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3DJ
Please RSVP to confirm your place. It is invitation only, but if you would like to request a plus one, please do let us know.