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Edinburgh Previews: Paul Mayhew-Archer & Ben Pope

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Paul Mayhew-Archer & Ben Pope come to the Battersea Arts Centre with previews of their 2018 Edinburgh shows.


Paul Mayhew-Archer: Incurable Optimist

Paul’s co-written or worked on many much-loved comedy shows - The Vicar of Dibley, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Spitting Image and Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot starring Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench.

Now Paul has Parkinson’s, but he’s still laughing. Following an award-winning BBC documentary ‘Parkinson’s: The Funny Side’ and a triumphant debut at London’s Comedy Store, here’s a one-man show about the therapeutic power of comedy. 

Paul is not contagious, but he is worth catching.

“Very funny - and moving too” – Richard Curtis
“An Inspiration” – Person with Parkinson’s


Ben Pope: Baby Sasquatch

Ben Pope is an award-winning comedian and cosmopolitan mammal. In this, his debut hour of stand-up, the hapless beast searches for a nest. Expect jokes and stories on rootlessness, finding and escaping yourself, Scandinavia and milk.

Piccadilly Comedy Club New Comedian of the Year 2017 and So You Think You’re Funny Finalist 2015. As seen on Comedy Central Online and heard on BBC Radio 4extra.

‘Hilarious’ The List
‘Straight-up hilarious’ The Telegraph
‘Ridiculously hilarious’ The Skinny