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Radio 4 Documentary on Sunday Assembly
The wonderful Mark Vernon did a documentary on Sunday Assembly for Radio 4. It's really worth a listen.
In 2013 Sunday Assembly launched and lots of things started to happen very quickly, In November 2013 we hung out with Harry Cheaver of VICE Magazine.
"Sanderson has a résumé that makes him uniquely qualified to be an evangelist. Before his comedy career allowed him to quit his day job, he sold advertising at the Economist, and before the Sunday Assembly his most well-known venture was a live performance called the “Comedy Sale”. For the production, Sanderson would hawk tickets to the show on the street, quickly memorise the names of ticket buyers, research them online and poke fun at them onstage. Most comedians go through a phase of their careers where they have to hand out flyers to get people in the doors before they can perform their acts – but, according to Pippa, Sanderson may be the only comic who ever liked the flyering part."
Simon Hattenstone came down to Sunday Assembly London to check out what we do on our Remembrance Sunday service:
"The service is lovely. It closes with a rendition of the Cranberries’ 1990s hit Zombie (“It’s the same old theme since 1916./In your head, in your head they’re still fighting,/With their tanks and their bombs,/And their bombs and their guns./ In your head, in your head, they are dying … ).
And, as I watch a couple of hundred people swaying and singing this classic anti-war song at the top of their voices, I find myself welling up."