Russell Tovey in IS THIS A JOKE
New Shorts

New Shorts #1: FUNNY SHIT

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21:00 Fri 4 Jan 2013

ICA, Screen 1

This popular kick off to LSFF returns to put a smile on your face for the New Year. Thank fuck it’s Friday, so drown the January blues with a few belly laughs, both dark and more light hearted. Watch out for the Will Self adaptation THE NORTH LONDON BOOK OF THE DEAD, and Russell Tovey and Jarred Christmas in IS THIS A JOKE?

Total: 115 mins

ICA

The Mall, St James's
SW1Y 5AH
020 7930 3647
£14 / concs £11
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