Hysterical #7 - with the Freud Museum

Hysterical #7 - with the Freud Museum

21st May 2018 7pm - 10pm

Event Details


£6 early bird, £10 advance

The Vagina Museum is in seventh heaven to present its seventh edition of its fabulous feminist comedy night "Hysterical", this time made extra special by it's collaboration with the Freud Museum! It is part of a series of exciting events which coincide with the 'Solitary Pleasures' exhibition, on display at Freud Museum London 18 April - 13 May 2018. (https://freud.org.uk/exhibitions/77118/solitary-pleasures/)

Headlining this nerdalicious affair is Helen Arney, geek songstress and one third of Festival of the Spoken Nerd (but half of the X chromosomes). You might have seen her explaining physics while riding a rollercoaster for BBC2 Coast, electrifying Sandi Toksvig on QI, singing the periodic table on Channel 4, smashing a wine glass with the power of her voice live on Blue Peter, hosting ‘Outrageous Acts Of Science’ on Discovery Channel, or touring with science comedy phenomenon Festival of the Spoken Nerd. She's been described as “an all-round smartypants… the confidence and clarity of Arney’s performance is exceptional” — (The Telegraph).

Support comes from:

*Iszi Lawrence*
You might have heard her on her smash hit podcast "Z List Dead List", on Radio 4's Making History, or on The British Museum Membercast but this time you get to see her face whilst also listening! She's been doing this live comedy lark for over 12 years opening for Stewart Lee, Sarah Millican, Omid Djalili and Alan Davis.

*Harriet Braine*
Comedy songs about dead people. Funny Women winner 2016.
“If you like musical comedy with a twist, Harriet will have you howling” - Metro

*Cerys Bradley*
Part time comedian, full time gay. Also a PhD student in cybercrime. They are currently touring their solo show "The Invention of Lesbianism" which we're sure Freud would have had a lot of ~opinions~ about.

Comedy double act. As they say, two heads are better than one.
"The talented twosome find belly laughs in heavyweight topics like mental health, sexuality and gender" - Diva Magazine

*Ozy Ismail*
Oz Ismail is a comedian and neuroscientist on a quest to clean the dirtiest of brains… including his own.

*Laïla Alj *
Although she started writing and performing stand-up because no one else would give her acting work, Laila quickly realised that it was a lot cheaper than therapy and has been using it since to address her daddy issues. And all her other issues.
"I'd be honoured if you included me in your stand up one day" - Laïla's mother


Monday 21st May 2018
7pm Doors open
7.30p Start

The Book Club
100-106 Leonard St

£6 Early bird ticket
£10 Advance ticket
£12 On the door

Booking fees go towards funding the arts via the Tickets Ignite Fund.


The Vagina Museum is the project to make the world’s first bricks and mortar museum about the vagina and the gynaecological anatomy. It will take a holistic view of the gynaecological anatomy and there will be four permanent galleries: science, culture, society and history. There will also be a temporary exhibition space and a packed programme of events. The Museum will have an extensive outreach programme and a policy department. Oh, and a cafe with vulva cupcakes of course. The first step on the Vagina Museum journey is a pop up museum which will travel around the country. The Museum will then graduate to an interim space in a semi-permanent location as a proof of concept for the final permanent home for the Vagina Museum in the UK.


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