Aperitivo Hour with Helen Lederer & Alex Clark
Sun 21 Apr 2024 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
What was it like as one of a handful of women at the heart of the alternative comedy scene in the 1980s? Piece of cake? Bit of a laugh? Well, yes… and no. Join Helen Lederer for Aperitivo Hour for a drink and snacks as she speaks to Alex Clark about her frank, moving, and characteristically hilarious memoir, Not That I’m Bitter.
Venue: University Arms hotel
Duration: 1 hour
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Helen Lederer is a writer, actress, comedian, and presenter. Apart from TV, stage, and radio, she’s best known as Catriona, the dippy journalist in the TV series Absolutely Fabulous – although, her stay in the Big Brother house caused a different kind of notoriety. Her novel, Losing It, was nominated for the PG Wodehouse comedy literary prize. In 2019, Helen set up the Comedy Women in Print Prize (CWIP), to celebrate witty women writers. She lives in London.
Alex Clark is a broadcaster and journalist, who writes for many publications including the Guardian, the Observer, and the Times Literary Supplement. She is a co-host on the Graham Norton Book Club for Audible and hosts the TLS podcast. She is a professional chairperson and appears all over the UK at Cheltenham, Hay and the Southbank Centre. Alex is a festival honorary patron.