Tuesday 16th October 7:30pm
Laurence Clarke presents An Irresponsible Father’s Guide to Parenting
Laurence never really thought about becoming a father, he never saw dads with cerebral palsy; which made him think he’d never be one. Laurence was way too selfish to take care of another human being. The most he’d ever managed was a cactus, and even that died from lack of water. But when he meets his wife, she states he’d better be prepared for the fact she wants babies… which is a pretty strong opening line for a first date! What follows is the hilarious, honest, warm story of two people with cerebral palsy traversing the ups and downs of parenthood.
If Laurence is an irresponsible father – an accusation from social media – then it’s nothing to do with being disabled! It’s probably more to do with balancing his wife’s crutches on his son’s baby walker to make him look like a Dalek!
Laurence starred in BBC1’s documentary We Won’t Drop the Baby and recently featured on The One Show. He’s been Shortlist’s Funniest New Comedian, an Amused Moose Edinburgh Laughter Awards finalist and is currently developing a sitcom for Channel 4.
“Wickedly funny” ★★★★★ Herald
“Intelligent and incredibly mischievous” ★★★★ Metro
“Close to the bone and very funny” ★★★★ Scotsman
Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions / Free for EHU Students with Arts Centre Membership