Friday, 17 December 2010

Exclusive backstage video from Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People

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We're about to head off to the third night of this year's Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People, but just before we do we're delighted to be able to bring you the first two of our videos from backstage at London's Bloomsbury Theatre, recorded by the brilliant Nathalie McDermott (@natmc on Twitter).

We have loads of videos in the bag, which we'll Wikileak out over the course of the next few days, but to get you started we have comedian Richard Herring taking on the minor issue of the reality of love, and Ben Goldacre, who Nathalie grabbed fresh from the stage, where he'd just delivered what he claims will be one of his final rants about his arch poo-lady nemesis, the TV I'm-A-Celebrity jungle nutritionist Gillian McKeith. Asked where he stands on taking the Christ out of Christmas, Ben delivers a few lines that we may just have to adopt as our seasonal message:
"I'm fine with Christ in Christmas. I'm glad of Christ in Christmas. I never really understood the anti-God thing, and that kind of stuff. Secular, yeah. I'd like to take Christ out of government, I'd like to take Christ out of policy and politics, but I'd never, ever like to take Christ out of Christmas."
If only the likes of the Daily Mail, Eric Pickles and Lord Carey would take that on board!

Here's the video, for your viewing pleasure. Watch this space (or keep checking us on Twitter @NewHumanist or directly on our YouTube channel) for more videos in the coming days, featuring Al Murray, Stewart Lee, Ed Byrne, Josie Long, Mitch Benn and many more.

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