Comedy at Civics from Hugh Dennis

By Olivia Chipperfield, 6.2

The anticipation of the visit from Hugh Dennis was evident from the ripple of whispers through Notices when his name was announced for Civics. His talk on comedy certainly lived up to his performance on Mock the Week and Outnumbered. He captivated our attention with quotes such as “if you put a man in a room with nothing but a tea cosy and film him, and if in 10 minutes it isn’t on his head, do not trust him.” His long admired dinosaur impression also evoked shrieks from the audience. Hugh gave us a thoughtful insight into the life of a man who did not intend to go into a career in comedy – and actually held onto his job in marketing after getting his first regular Saturday night slot on BBC – but has profited from the fact he has.

Bedales School - Hugh Dennis

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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