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The Victoria, Birmingham
48 John Bright Street, B1 1BN Birmingham, United Kingdom
Having previously performed at Birmingham Skeptics in the Pub in 2016, Kevin Precious was very well received and we're delighted that he returns once more, honing his efforts in preparation for an Edinburgh Festival run. His Humanist perspective is welcome and his stories of teaching RE as a non-believer are right on target for a Skeptical audience.
Expect jokes and stories about teaching Religious Studies, being a Humanist, the God-Shaped Hole, little bits — here and there — relating to the Philosophy of Religion, and — ultimately — a suggestion that a secular approach to teaching the subject is the way forward.
Kevin has had something of a long and varied career, making his first tentative foray into the world of entertainment as a teenage bass playing dirt bag in the working men's clubs in his native city of Hull. Venturing South, he continued his musical adventures in the Big Smoke, playing in all manner of different outfits, the culmination of which saw him perform at the legendary Ronnie Scott's on a couple of occasions.
Kevin set up a 'Pop Quiz' in a trendy boozer in Camden, which rapidly became laden with celebrities and culminated in him being asked to organise and compere the NME's first national pop quiz. It was these events that would later inspire a move into comedy.
Although skeptics in the pub events are free, we suggest a donation of £3 to cover speakers expenses.