"Stand-up addresses the ancient democratic aspiration of free access to the "pulpit". Lenny Bruce and Andy Kauffman are held up as leading figures of stand-up comedy, a genre explored so as to consider the possibility of a crowd being transformed into an audience, and the aspiration to provoke a response.
"The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it... try to fake three laughs in an hour - ha ha ha ha ha ha - they'll take you away, man. You can't" (Lenny Bruce).
Maria Pask (b. 1969, Cardiff), practices in Amsterdam made her contribution to the democratic stage by inviting a philosophy lecture on absurdity, a Dr Who Dalek and a curious band to perform. The following film captures Dosa Jhana, who work on the notion that religion needn't be pigeon holed to certain musical styles, and created a metal band that practice a modern Buddism.