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London Literature Festival: Satire in Surreal Times at Southbank Centre

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Time 15:00
Date 28/10/18
Price £15

If the truth is stranger than fiction, can it also be too strange for satire? Join the panel discussion as they debate the place and power of satire in troubled times.

The panel will ask whether, in a time of bubbles, silos and echo chambers, comedy can really reach across the aisle – or whether it risks widening existing divisions.

The panel will include Karl Sharro, writer of Middle East political and cultural online commentary Karl reMarks. His work has been featured in international media including the BBC, Al Jazeera and The Economist.

In 2016 Karl’s video You want the simple one-sentence explanation for what caused Isis? went viral, with 1.6 million views on Facebook alone.