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Samantha Irby in Conversation

This event has been cancelled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis.

The US author appears in conversation in the UK for the very first time, bringing us her self-effacing humour and searing insight into contemporary culture.

In her 40th year, Samantha Irby confronts ways her life has changed since the days she could work a full 11-hour shift on four hours of sleep or change her shoes and put on mascara in the back of a moving cab.

In Wow, No Thank You, Irby discusses the actual nightmare of living in a rural idyll, weighs in on body negativity (loving yourself is a full-time job with few benefits) and poses the essential question: sure, sex is fun – but have you ever Googled a popular meme?

Samantha Irby is a New York Times-bestselling author and writes the blog b*tches gotta eat.

A TV adaptation of Meaty, helmed by Abbi Jacobson (Broad City) and Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer, Transparent) is in development at FX.

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life sold over 100,000 copies in the US.

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Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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For ages 16+

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