Manchester Literature Festival: Jesse Armstrong & Tim Key
- Sat 21 Nov 2015
- 7:30 pm
Two funny men bring their comedic talents together for a lively evening spanning scriptwriting, fiction and verse. Jesse Armstrong is the BAFTA-winning television writer whose back catalogue includes Peep Show, Fresh Meat, The Thick of It, and Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror. His debut novel Love, Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals concerns Andrew, a young man in Manchester who attempts to win a woman’s heart by writing a play that will stop the Balkan conflict. A regular fixture on BBC radio, Tim Key is a writer, actor and comedian whose accolades include the Edinburgh Comedy Award and Time Out Comedy Performer of the Year. The Evening Standard said ‘his deadpan minimalist poems straddle the line between genius and mockery.’ He will be reading from his new book, The Incomplete Tim Key, a wildly original collection filled with his characteristic wit. Hosted by MLF’s Kate Feld. Tickets available from the Manchester Literature Festival website or 0843 208 0500. Rescheduled date. Original tickets remain valid.