AN IRRESPONSIBLE FATHER’S GUIDE TO PARENTING
Wellcome Collection (The Forum)
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Comedian Laurence Clark starred in BBC1’s documentary 'We Won’t Drop the Baby', following his family’s journey as they welcomed their second child, with the show recently being uploaded to YouTube. The response it received worldwide was at times inspirational and uplifting – at others, derogatory and incredibly personal.
Laurence’s show explores these reactions, and questions his role as a father, with cerebral palsy, with the help of his two young sons, who undoubtedly steal the limelight with their charming and innocent view of their parents.
“Wickedly funny” – Herald
“Intelligent and incredibly mischievous” – Metro
“Close to the bone and very funny” – Scotsman
Laurence Clark has a long comedy pedigree, having appeared on BBC’s The One Show, was Shortlist’s Funniest New Comedian, an Amused Moose Edinburgh Laughter Awards finalist and is currently developing a sitcom for Channel 4. He’s an internationally-acclaimed comedian, writer and actor who also has cerebral palsy. His observational, political stand-up, and filmed stunts, demonstrate the endearing naivety and ridiculousness of human behaviour, by seeing the world through his eyes with humour and warmth.
He’s performed everywhere from the House of Commons to a double-decker bus in Sheffield. With television appearances on BBC, ITV and Channel 4, Laurence has been a presenter for BBC Newsnight, and is a prolific writer.
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