Comedian Laurence Clark is bringing his critically acclaimed comedy show, Independence, to Durham Gala Theatre on January 20.

Laurence, who has cerebral palsy, has performed everywhere from the House of Commons to a double-decker bus in Sheffield. His many TV appearances include a BBC 1 documentary that Laurence was the subject of called “We Won’t Drop the Baby” and he has been a presenter for BBC Newsnight. He was awarded Shortlist magazine’s Funniest New Comedian and has been a finalist in the Amused Moose Edinburgh Comedy Awards. He recently had a script commissioned for Channel 4 for a new sitcom.

Laurence’s observational, political stand-up and filmed stunts demonstrate the endearing naivety and ridiculousness of human behaviour by seeing the world through his eyes with humour and warmth. “Irreverent, pertinent and that rarest of things – a humorous hour that leaves you looking at the world in a different light,” said critic Bruce Dessau, of the Evening Standard.

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