ED2012 Comedy Review: Laurence Clark – Inspired (CKP in association with Beyond Compere)
By Nathaniel Meyers | Published on Saturday 4 August 2012
Laurence Clark is governed by his infectious sense of humour, not his cerebral palsy. At this year’s Fringe, he invites us to re-conceptualise the term ‘inspirational’, arguing that “the less well off you are perceived to be, the less you have to achieve to be called inspirational”. During the course of his excellent set, he considers how we use this label too liberally, demonstrating his case by applying the word to everyone from Abu Hamza to Paralympians. His light-hearted and unrelentingly positive outlook helps to whisk the audience through an hour of clever material, in which Clark makes use of entertaining pictures, audio, video and devilish one-liners along the way. At the very least, this show is inspired.
Underbelly Bristo Square, 1-27 Aug (not 13), 5.20pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Nathaniel Meyers]