Monday, June 06, 2011

CAMBRIDGE: Hammer and Tongue featuring Simon Munnery

Wednesday, 8th June, 2011, 7.30pm-10.30pm
The Emperor,
21 Hills Road,

Time for the final round of the Cambridge Hammer & Tongue 2010-2011 season...

This is your chance to become part of the spoken word slam brilliance that has graced this here fair city for over a year, in the warm and wonderful surroundings of fabulous venue The Emperor. Sign up as one of the eight to compete for a place in the Regional Final in July, or just dive in and soak up the atmosphere and talent on display. And some great beer.

Doors open at 7:30pm; advance tickets are a paltry £5 full price, an even more paltry £3.50 for concessions, and a ludicrous £2 for slammers. Tickets on the door are £7 full price, £4.50 for concessions, and £3 for slammers, which is quite the bargain!  Find us on Facebook (, and buy your tickets in advance from We Got Tickets (, or get in touch ( or 07904 488009) if you’d prefer to get them in person.

Simon Munnery is someone it is almost impossible to describe in an original way.  It will probably be enough for us to simply urge you to take this almost unprecedented opportunity to see this “unsettling madman with a highly amusing and unusual take on the world” do poetry.

If you need more urging, consider this: he’s a Winner of The Sony Gold Award for Radio Comedy and writer of ‘London Shouting’ and ‘Alan Parker’s 29 Minutes of Truth’. Put a kettle on his head and he becomes the League Against Tedium.  He’s also a British Comedy Award Nominee, a Perrier Award Nominee, a Barry Award Nominee, a Sony Radio Award Winner, and a Boothby Graffoe Award Winner.

He was the star of BBC2’s Attention Scum and Radio 4’s Where Did It All Go Wrong?

The Observer described him as “One of the most original and inventive comics in the country.”

Stewart Lee described him as “The Peter Cook of his generation.”

Rarely less than surreal, always funny, frequently satirical, this legendary comedian is also a poet and, because we love you, we’re bringing him to Cambridge so you can describe him and his work for yourselves.

Hosted by Alex Iamb and Fay Roberts.

“The best live poetry is to be found at The Hammer & Tongue slams”
(The Sunday Times)

A poetry slam is a live democratic poetry competition where random members of the audience are made judges giving scores to a series of 3 minute spoken word performances with an Olympic-style score system.

“Hammer & Tongue have reinvented the medium for the hip hop generation”
(The Guardian)

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