Are You Having a Laugh? - 3 March

Join V&A Guide Tim Benson on this members-only tour of the V&A comedy collections as we ask the question 'why do we laugh?'

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Blavatnik Hall

  • For Members

  • Tickets cost £15.00

    Includes refreshments.

Past Event
Are You Having a Laugh? - 3 March photo

A humorous romp through the spectacular Theatre & Performance collection, looking at what it is that makes us laugh. Is it the written word such as the patter songs of Gilbert and Sullivan? Is it physical things like Tommy Cooper’s Fez or Eric Morecambe’s glasses? Or is it the comedian’s greatest gift ……wait for it ….. timing. We will explore the wonderful collection of scripts, costumes and props from the last four hundred years held by the V&A from Punch and Judy to Billy Connolly and ask the question, “Why do we laugh?”

Header image: Spectacles frame worn by Barry Humphries as Dame Edna Everage, 1997 on display in Theatre & Performance Galleries - Room 106