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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, Old Harry's Game, 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 his BBC One documentary, Parkinson's: The Funny Side (for which he won the Grierson Award for Best Documentary Presenter) 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.

Edinburgh:

1st-26th (not 13th), 5.15pm

Underbelly Bristo Square

'I know Paul as F***wit. he's always been very funny, but now he has Parkinson's, he's F***wittier' - Dawn French

'Very funny - and moving too' - Richard Curtis

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

'Brave - and funny' - Ian Hislop

 

Directed by Katie Churchill

Photography: James Deacon

Artwork Design: Patrick Turpin