Comedian David Baddiel discusses internet trolls in new show

PUBLISHED: 15:57 08 January 2020 | UPDATED: 15:32 09 January 2020

David Baddiel at the Cambridge Corn Exchange

David Baddiel at the Cambridge Corn Exchange

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David Baddiel brings his Trolls Not The Dolls show to Cambridge next month.

The follow up to his acclaimed shows Fame: Not The Musical, and My Family: Not The Sitcom is at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on February 5.

Following his five-star Olivier-nominated hit My Family: Not The Sitcom and the return to number one of his seminal football anthem Three Lions, David Baddiel comes back to the stage with his new one-man show.

Trolls - the terrible people who spend all day insulting and abusing strangers for no other reason than to fill the huge gaps in their souls. There is a common wisdom about how to deal with trolls: don't, for goodness sake, encourage these people by replying to them.

It's a good rule and it's one that David Baddiel has consistently broken. Because David has always seen trolls as hecklers, and if a comedian gets heckled, it is their duty not to ignore the heckler, but to wittily put them down. Over the years, David has spent a lot of time doing this, which has led him to think that there might be a show in it: a show that would say something about how we live now.

David has stories to tell, of the dark, terrible and hysterically absurd cyber-paths that interacting with trolls has led him down. Come with him on this comedy journey into our culture's most dank virtual underground. You will come back safe, more able to deflect your own trolls, and only a little bit soiled.

Tickets for the show are £30 and available from the corn exchange website at: www.cambridgelive.org.uk.

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