Will Machines Make Us Laugh? Episode 3 – Chelsea Birkby


Chelsea Birkby is a mental health activist and a stand-up comedian working and living in Oxford. She was a Finalist on So You Think You’re Funny and the Bath New Act runner-up, and Leicester Squre New Act of the Year and a Komedia New Act semi-finalist. She has featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra, Union Jack radio, and BBC Radio Oxford. Before lockdown she was previewing her new show Sexistentialism.


Birkby joins Alex Farrow in this episode of Will Machines Make Us Laugh? to talk about AI complicating audience-performer authenticity, old technology (pen and paper) and the ‘sweetness’ of a punchline paying off.