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Star of BBC One's We Won't Drop the Baby

Shortlist magazine's Funniest New Comedian

Amused Moose Edinburgh Laughter Awards
(runner-up)

"Wickedly funny" ★★★★★ Herald

"Makes Chris Morris look lightweight"★★★★Scotsman

"Damn funny" ★★★★ Chortle

Laurence Clark is an internationally-acclaimed comedian, writer and actor who has cerebral palsy. His 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.

He’s performed everywhere from the House of Commons to a double-decker bus in Sheffield. With television appearances on BBC, ITV and Channel 4, 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 has been a finalist in the AmusedMoose Edinburgh Comedy Awards. He has blogged for BBC Ouch, The Independent and The Guardian and regularly performs with the comedy collective, Abnormally Funny People.

On stage he has recently toured Scotland in Birds of Paradise’s highly acclaimed dance theatre production Purposeless Movements. He has also performed in The Trouble with Richard (Graeae) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Octagon Theatre), about which The Guardian said “his wheelchair-assisted Wall is indeed ‘the wittiest partition that I ever heard discourse.”

His 9 critically-acclaimed solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe have gained him 33 4-star and 3 5-star reviews.

Laurence is highly in demand for his corporate work and performs internationally, from the US and Canada to Australia.

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"In particular, Laurence Clark showcased his comedic skills perfectly and proved why he is internationally acclaimed in his chosen profession ★★★★", thereviewshub.com - Feb-2016
"One brilliantly shrewd triumph of a show", The Stage - Feb-2016
"Words like "brave" are also ridiculed, particularly within wheelchair-user Laurence Clark�s stand-up segment, where he rails against such labels and carries Cheskin on his back like a burden ★★★★★", The Stage - Feb-2016
"comes with an excellent, vicious, foul-mothed monkey and a nice twist", Mirror - Aug-2014
"sharply written with intelligence, wit and a good dollop of self-realisation ★★★★", Broadwaybaby.com - Aug-2014
"sharp wit, well written, his cheeky banter gave it that extra zing. Some real classic moments ★★★★", one4review - Aug-2014
"focused, tight, hilarious, Laurence Clark is a delight to spend an hour with ★★★★", Three Weeks - Aug-2014
"Humourous show.. clever twist. So much to enjoy in a Laurence Clark show", The List - Aug-2014
"Laurence Clark is governed by his infectious sense of humour, not his cerebral palsy... devilish one-liners ★★★★", Three Weeks - Aug-2012
"slickly woven... cracking one-liners... Laurence Clark is firing on all cylinders ★★★★", Metro - Aug-2012
"Uproariously funny social commentary from this exceptional comic. Engaging and honest; an undeniable talent ★★★★", fringebiscuit.co.uk - Aug-2012
"Natural wit", Daily Express - Apr-2012
" ★★★★", Time Out - Apr-2012
"Darkly funny", Daily Telegraph - Mar-2012
"a natural comedian... intelligent and extremely mischievous... wonderfully original, and his unplanned responses to the after show Q&A were just as funny as his rehearsed set", Daily Record - Nov-2011
"Health Hazard is funny and full of attitude ", Chortle - Jul-2011
"An all round great show ★★★★", Scotsgay - Jul-2011
"a laugh a minute...Seriously funny ★★★★★", Culture Vulture - Jul-2011
"Clark's natural wit soon has the whole room in stitches ★★★★", 3weeks - Jul-2011
"Close to the bone and very funny... makes Chris Morris look lightweight. Dangerously funny", The Scotsman - Aug-2008
"Laurence is a quick-witted and sharp comedian - grab a ticket for his great show which will have you well and truly rolling with laughter", Broadway Baby - Aug-2008
"Remarkably funny... self-depreciating yet self-assured... a damn fine comedian", Fest - Aug-2008
"Clark has got some great material here - it's intelligent and incredibly mischievous. 'I would rather make people laugh than raise awareness,' admits this likeable prankster, and he certainly does that with aplomb", Metro - Jul-2008
"He is nothing short of an excellent comedian, and anyone who hates David Cameron and Heather Mills as much as he does gets my thumbs up!", Three Weeks - Jul-2008
"intelligent and challenging... always a thought-provoking point behind the laughter ****", Chortle - Jul-2008
"At the end of a Laurence Clark performance, apart from being a bit tired from laughing, one has come to understand some of the travails of his world - and one has become very fond of the man himself *****", Adelaide Advertiser - Jul-2008
"Laugh? I nearly fell out of my chair... a wonderfully warped wit that's definitely worth a hour of your time ****", Broadway Baby - Jul-2008
"Tremendously cheeky... a genuine pleasure to spend time with... a bloody great hour of comedy ★★★★", National student - Jul-2008
"Exposes stupidity and ignorance to devastating effect ★★★★", The List - Jul-2008
"Any vaguely sentient being ought to leave this stupendously funny and thought-provoking show with their sides split and their minds buzzing. Laurence Clark has a wit drier than the Navajo desert, a control of timing that would put Seiko to shame and scores upon scores of fizzingly funny one-liners Must See.", The Stage - Jul-2007
"Clark has really hit his stride this year with a show that is genuinely laugh-out-loud funny. I cannot think of another comic here who provokes so much thought and so much laughter at one and the same time ★★★★", Kate Copstick, The Scotsman - Jul-2007
" brilliant observational comedian... I would not only recommend this show but urge everyone to go out and buy a ticket immediately *****", Edinburgh Guide - Jul-2006
"His dry, cutting wit and astute social observations are hilariously accurate...****", Three Weeks - Jul-2006
"Very, very funny... slicker than Brylcreem ★★★★★", National Student - Jul-2006
"...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
Bio
TV
We Won't Drop The Baby, 2012 - 2012, BBC1, dedicated hour documentary winning it's slot with 1.5million viewers
Embarassing Bodies, C4, Featured as a stand up with CPC4's highest rating show
Are You Having A Laugh?, BBC1, talking head
The Heaven and Earth Show, BBC 1
The London Programme - 12 Cons of Christmas, ITV1
The Shooting Party, Channel 4, walk on part
I'm With Stupid, BBC 3
Newsnight, BBC 2 , feature presenter
Writing
Should We Be Laughing?, Radio 4, script advisor
BBC Ouch website, BBC Ouch website, regular writing column
Radio
BBC Ouch website, BBC Ouch Podcast , guest
Should We Be Laughing?, Radio 4, contributor
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