LOCO London Comedy Film Festival: The Science of Laughter (15*) + Panel Discussion


28 April 2016
Cinema 3

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This film and panel discussion assembles a range of expert voices from the fields of science, medicine and comedy to discuss why we are so compelled by things that make us laugh.

A screening of comedy shorts is followed by a discussion with psychologist and specialist in baby laughter Dr Caspar Addyman , "Giggle Doctor" Jamie Wood and MediCinema’s Nicola Hill, in which they investigate comedy’s therapeutic and social functions and its physiological effects.

Presented by LOCO London Comedy Film Festival & Rich Pickings

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Please arrive promptly at the advertised start time

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