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Comedy brains Rob Newman and Sean Hughes - Leamington Royal Spa Centre

Leamington Editorial 5th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

TWO comedy brains can be seen at Leamington’s Spa Centre next week.

Rob Newman brings The Brain Show to town on Friday November 20.

After volunteering for a brain-imaging experiment meant to locate the part of the brain that lights up when you’re in love, Newman emerged with more questions than answers.

Can brain scans read our minds? Are we our brains? How can you map the mind?

The Brain Show includes a specially constructed MRI-hat that will record Robert’s real-time brain activity in the show.

The following night (Saturday November 21) Irish funnyman Sean Hughes will also be delving into the complexities of the brain at the venue.

The multi-award winning comedian will be presenting his new show Mumbo Jumbo.

Throughout his life he has been battling to stay on the right side of sanity. This is because in middle age he has realised that the two sides of his brain are in constant conflict. There is common sense against mumbo jumbo and mumbo jumbo seems to have the upper hand.

The show consists of stories including being serenaded at the break of dawn by The Cure’s Robert Smith, trekking mountain gorillas in Rwanda and coming to the conclusion he will never have a proper conversation with his dear mum. There will be a few poems and a three-minute musical about ageing too.

Visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk for tickets and further details about both shows.

Rob Newman presents The Brain Show. (s)

Sean Hughes will be talking Mumbo Jumbo. (s)

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