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Past EventsSunday, February 26

Bar Mitzvah Disco: Roger Bennett, Jamie Glassman & Nick Kroll

Roger Bennett
Jamie Glassman
Nick Kroll
Chair: Jason Solomons

Remember your bar mitzvah? Not the important religious rite of passage but the party!

This is what the authors of The Bar Mitzvah Disco have given us: hilarious and embarrassing photos, biting accounts by celebrated authors of over the top celebrations, atrocious clothes and painful adolescent experiences - cultural history with a Duran Duran backbeat.

Roger Bennett is the co-author of The Bar Mitzvah Disco with Nick Kroll and Jules Shell, the publisher of Guiltand Pleasure Magazine and co-founder of Reboot.

Nick Kroll is a comedian and makes frequent appearances on VH1, MTV and Bravo.

Jamie Glassman writes for Da Ali G Show.

Jason Solomons is one of Britain’s leading film critics. He writes in The Observer and The Mail on Sunday, pops up on BBC London radio and appears on Channel 5. In between, he reports from film festivals around the world. Jason lives in north-east London, listens to jazz, watches Arsenal and loves smoked salmon bagels.

Experience the event as it happened:

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