From the satirical to the grossly scatological, Dr Phil has got it all in hand – and a great bedside manner to boot. The GP-turned-comedian may be most famous for his NHS whistle-blowing, but as this show proves, he’s no stranger to stand-up, either. A routine about the most interesting objects removed from patients’ bottoms would, in any other hands, border on the unlistenable; Dr Phil not only makes it hilarious, but throws in a serious message without losing the interest of the audience – an impressive feat. It’s a show at least as interesting as it is funny, full of facts both medical and political, and well worth an hour of your time. Make an appointment now.
theSpace at Symposium Hall, 8 – 27 Aug (not 14, 21), 7.00pm (8.00pm), £7.00 – £10.00, fpp69.
tw rating 4/5