Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Stanza and Stand Up: the Comedy vs. Poetry Slam

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Stanza and Stand Up the Comedy vs_ Poetry Slam

Who this event is for


East Oxford Community Centre


Poetry has a long history of expressing some of the most beautiful human ideas and emotions, but does stand-up comedy now hold equal power to inspire and entertain? At this event the audience decides, as poets and stand-up comedians compete to explore the Think Human Festival themes of Identity, Sensations, Power and Futures.

Stanza vs Stand Up is hosted by Alex Farrow, stand-up comedian, philosophy teacher and resident MC at Jericho Comedy Oxford and by Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre. Come, laugh, be inspired, and remember - you decide who wins!

This event is age restricted to 18+