Humour based on a true story
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Humour based on a true story

The use of reality in fiction and humour as a tool to face tragedy. Friday the 21st of April at 19:30 at the CCCB Hall.

“Based on a true story”. Reality is an endless source of inspiration for fiction, and plenty of times fiction helps us understand reality. But what is exactly real? Can fiction take licenses to portray reality? Why do we give more value to a “real” story than a fictional one? We want the truth, but we accept lies as a representation, and the fullest extent of this lie is none other than Humour, which drinks from reality and manipulates it to be able to say what isn’t said.

In this talk, screenwriter and showrunner Lluís Arcarazo, creator of ‘Nit i Dia’ and winner of a Goya award for the screenplay of ‘Salvador (Puig Antich)’ (2006); the journalist and writer Marc Lobato, biographer of Miguel Gila; and Marc González de la Varga, coauthor and director of ‘El niño de la tele’, will discuss reality and fiction, break the myths of the documentary form, analyze the new television comedy, tragedy as an inspiring element, the use of real characters in fiction to enhance the comical effect (Louis CK, Ignatius Farray, Larry David…), how humour and reality were portrayed in 90s TV, and they will wonder what makes us laugh, why we laugh at other people’s tragedies and why we use humour to face them.

Where? CCCB Hall
When? Friday the 21st of April at 19:00.

Admission with day pass wristband until full capacity is reached (+info).

  • Friday 21 April | 19.00 - 20.00

  • Hall (CCCB)
  • Day pass to the Festival area

Admission with day pass wristband until full capacity is reached