If you want to catch some comedy, Laurence Clark might be what you are looking for.
From mountain climbing to Doctor Who, via the Swedish chef from The Muppets, this consumate comedian sorts out once and for all what’s truly inspiring. In his inimitable style Laurence flips our idea of what’s inspirational on its head. After a sell out Edinburgh run last year, the show now takes to the road. Expect absurd logic, death-defying stunts and unusual varieties of crisps… just don’t expect to come away ‘inspired’!
“Blackly funny.” Daily Telegraph
Inspired focuses on how Laurence is often told he’s “inspirational” for doing ordinary, everyday activities. ‘It’s my pet hate’ says Laurence, ‘whether it’s for being married, doing stand-up or having kids, it just seems like they thought I’d never amount to much. I love to inspire people with my stand-up comedy but don’t call me inspirational for just getting on with my life!’
“I would not only recommend this show but urge everyone to go out and buy a ticket immediately” ««««« Edinburgh Guide
In 2012 Laurence featured in the BBC1 Documentary, We Won’t Drop the Baby, which was Pick of the Day in The Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday and The Telegraph. Laurence has also topped Shortlist magazine’s Britain’s Ten Funniest New Comedians. He has appeared on BBC’s Newsnight in an authored feature, and as a talking head in the BBC2 documentary Are You Having a Laugh? He is regularly called upon to comment on social issues on radio, TV and in the press and regularly writes for the Independent. He consistently has successful Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows, all of which have garnered a multitude of 4 and 5 star reviews and Inspired matches this existing high standard.
“Any vaguely sentient being ought to leave this stupendously funny and thought-provoking show with their sides split and their minds buzzing.” The Stage [MUST SEE]
Amused Moose Laugher Award Finalist 2012
«««« Time Out «««« Scotsman «««« Metro
«««« The List «««« Chortle «««« Fest «««« ThreeWeeks
«««« Broadwaybaby.com «««« Edinburgh Evening News
««««« Adelaide Advertiser ««««« National Student
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Inspired was commissioned by the Unlimited programme, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Laurence was the only stand-up comedian to have been commissioned by the Cultural Olympiad programme.
Laurence Clark: Inspired
Canada Water Culture Space
21 Surrey Quays Road
21st September 2013
Box Office: 020 7525 2931