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The Great YouTube Take Off: Dan & Phil Talk with Sue Perkins

One half of TV’s most-loved double acts in conversation with one of gen-YouTube’s biggest pairings who will be sharing their wisdom on how to engage young audiences and what it’s like being your own writers, editors and commissioners. Join them for a free-flowing and funny chat about fame, resisting definition, comedy and cakes.

Dan Howell and Phil Lester are household names (to anyone under 25) who started on YouTube in 2006 and 2009 with the simple aim of making people laugh, and sharing how awkward they are. Their modern storytelling spans across six YouTube channels including comedy skits, vlogs and gaming which have over 1.7 Billion views. Their recent book went to number 1 on The Times and New York Times Bestseller lists and their sellout live stage show tour completed 85 dates worldwide, selling 200,000 tickets. Two of YouTube’s most loved British creators, they are best known for their quirky style, alternative humour and incredibly passionate audience.