Tue, 8 February 2022

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT

Jameela Jamil Meets Michael Schur, Creator of The Good Place

How to be Perfect - The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question

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From Brooklyn 99 to Parks and Rec, Michael Schur is the genius responsible for the finest US comedy of our time. He joins Jameela Jamil to explore the question of his hit series The Good Place: how can we live a more ethical life?

The Good Place was the smash hit Netflix comedy that made moral philosophy fun. Now the series creator, Michael Schur and its star Jameela Jamil join us with a foolproof guide to making the correct moral decision in every situation you ever encounter, anywhere on earth, forever.

How can we live a more ethical life? This question has plagued people for thousands of years, but it’s never been tougher to answer than it is now, thanks to challenges great and small that flood our day-to-day lives and threaten to overwhelm us with impossible decisions and complicated results with unintended consequences.

In this livestream event, Jameela and Michael will boil down the whole confusing morass with real life dilemmas (from ‘should I punch my friend in the face for no reason?’ to ‘can I still enjoy great art if it was created by terrible people?’), so that we know how to deal with ethical dilemmas.

Much as Chidi used humour and philosophy to make Eleanor a less selfish person, Michael and Jameela will take us on a journey through the 2,500-year discussion of ethics, sketching a roadmap for how we ought to act along the way.

By the time this livestream event is over, we’ll know exactly how to act in every conceivable situation, so as to produce a verifiably maximal amount of moral good. We will be perfect, and all our friends will be jealous. OK, not quite. Instead, we’ll gain fresh, funny, inspiring wisdom on the toughest issues we face every day.

Praise for Michael Schur’s How to Be Perfect:

‘When I was asked to write a blurb about Mike Schur’s book on ethics, I thought: no sweat, I’ll just skim a few chapters, make something up, and then lie about having read it. After reading a chapter or two, I realized I had missed the point of the book. So I read the whole thing, and I can honestly say it’s brilliant. How to be Perfect takes the delightful, funny lessons of The Good Place, and applies them to everyday life’ – Ted Danson

‘As someone who worries that a deep dive into morality will ruin my fun and problematic life, I was certain this book wouldn’t be for me. Boy, was I wrong! It’s so brilliant and funny and warmly written you don’t realize you’re becoming a better person just by reading it ‘ – Mindy Kaling

‘How to be Perfect is a kind, thoughtful, incredibly funny reflection on what it is to be a good human being. As a human being myself, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am certain that other human beings will enjoy it as well’ – Steve Carell

‘Have you ever wanted a friend to explain ethics so that you could understand the subject completely with minimal effort on your part? Well, meet your friend Mike Schur. This book will help guide you through the thorniest moral conundrums with clarity and hilarity, and it will greatly up your chances of ending up in…the Good Place’ – Kristen Bell

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Jameela Jamil

Actor, Writer, Host and Advocate

Jameela Jamil is a one-of-a-kind multi-hyphenate who works as an actress, writer, host and advocate. Jameela was first seen on American television starring as Tahani in Mike Schur’s Golden Globe-nominated series The Good Place, opposite Ted Danson and Kristen Bell. Jameela is an advocate for many causes and in 2018 launched a movement and activism platform called I Weigh. What started as an idea and an Instagram page became a platform and community of change makers who come together to share ideas, experiences and ultimately mobilize activism.

Michael Schur

Creator of Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn 99, The Good Place

Michael Schur is a television writer and producer who has worked on shows like The Office, Master of None, The Comeback, and Hacks, and created or co-created Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn 99, The Good Place, and Rutherford Falls. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Jennifer, and their two kids, William and Ivy.