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Robert Webb: How Not To Be A Boy

Part of Being A Man

Join award-winning comedian, author and lifelong male Robert Webb for a frank and funny conversation about not living by the rules of masculinity.

From boyhood to the world of comedy, discover the relationships that made Robert Webb the man he is, and the absurd expectations he has encountered along the way. Coinciding with the publication of his new book, How Not To Be A Boy, part-memoir and part call-to-arms, Robert Webb takes an irreverent and incisive look at the state of modern masculinity.

Why are boys not supposed to cry or talk about their feelings? Do all men actually like sport and beer? Are you the Luke Skywalker of your life, or are you in fact Darth Vader? These are just some of the questions that have plagued Robert Webb, from a boyhood being insistently told not to cry, to his roles in That Mitchell & Webb Sound and the BAFTA award-winning That Mitchell & Webb Look, and as permanent man-boy Jeremy in the acclaimed Peep Show.

Robert Webb reflects candidly on dealing with the loss of his beloved mother, becoming a husband and father, and discusses what inspired him to write about being a man.

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Royal Festival Hall


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