Performance & Dance

An Irresponsible Father's Guide to Parenting

Part of Unlimited

Five years ago Laurence Clark appeared on a BBC documentary about being a parent with cerebral palsy.

Afterwards he received a number of tweets from random strangers saying how irresponsible it was for him to have had children.

This has gnawed away at him over the years to the point where he now wants to set the record straight.

In this new stand-up comedy show Laurence gives an honest account of what it’s really like to be a disabled parent as he attempts to prove what a responsible dad he is.

The trouble is his kids Jamie (age 6) and Tom (age 13) have recorded their own video inserts telling it exactly how it is!

Laurence Clark is an internationally acclaimed comedian, writer and actor.

Laurence was the subject of the BBC1 documentary We Won’t Drop the Baby and has been a presenter for BBC Newsnight.

He was awarded Shortlist magazine’s Funniest New Comedian and was a finalist in the AmusedMoose Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

Wickedly funny*****
Intelligent and incredibly mischievous ****
Close to the bone and very funny ****
…irreverent, pertinent and that rarest of things – a humorous hour that leaves you looking at the world in a different light.
Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
Laurence Clark has attitude in spades. He’s a searing political satirist who ensures both his message and his jokes are on an equal footing & never lecturing and never being less than funny.
Steve Bennett, Chortle
This is heavy hitting, clever stuff. Not very much stand-up these days has the power to shock, to force a sharp intake of breath and to change minds. This does.
Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

Dates & times

7 Sep 2018
Approximate run time: 60 mins
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    • Fri 7 September 2018


Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For age 16+

This event is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL) and Audio Described (AD). To join our free Access Scheme and book tickets for these services, call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555 or email [email protected]