Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist

Wed 1 May • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Comedy

Directed by Katie Churchill. Presented by Berk’s Nest, in association with Casarotto Ramsay & Associates.

The debut stand-up hour from the multi award-winning co-writer of The Vicar of Dibley.

Paul’s co-written or worked on many much-loved comedy shows – I’m Sorry I Haven’t A ClueOld Harry’s GameMrs Brown’s BoysSpitting Image and Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench.

Now Paul has Parkinson’s but he’s still laughing.

Following his BBC One Documentary, Parkinson’s: The Funny Side (for which he won the Grierson Award for Best Documentary Presenter), a triumphant debut at London’s Comedy Store, and a sold-out month at the Edinburgh Fringe, here’s a one man show about the therapeutic power of comedy.

Paul is not contagious but he is worth catching.

“I know Paul as ‘F***wit’. He’s always been very funny, but now he has Parkinson’s, he’s ‘F***wittier’” – Dawn French

“Paul isn’t just one of the country’s funniest writers. It turns out he is also an annoyingly brilliant performer” – Josh Widdicombe

“An entertaining hour with an engaging raconteur who refuses to take his illness too seriously” – ★★★★★  The Wee Review

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