Jim Tavaré: From Deadpan to Bedpan
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In 2017 comedian Jim Tavaré (BAFTA Award-winner, Harry Potter actor and double bassist) was involved in a near fatal head-on automobile collision in Los Angeles. Returning to the Fringe for the first time in 20 years, he tells the story of how a quick trip to the shops changed his life forever. One comedian, one dog and a DIY disaster. 'One of the funniest and most original performers around.' (Independent). 'Fresh, funny and imaginative.' (Guardian). 'As dry as a critic’s mouth in the morning' (List).
occasional strong language
Age category: 14+
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Reviews & features
Jim Tavaré: From Deadpan to Bedpan19 Aug 2018
A long-awaited return is a triumph albeit one fuelled by trauma
Jim Tavaré – maybe better known to some as the tall comedian from the 90s in the smart penguin suit, who used to do stand-up next to his double bass – has a story to tell. He makes that clear from the get-go: his new show is less about jokes and more…
Jim Tavaré: 'Just going on stage can help depression'2 Aug 2018
Returning 90s Fringe star no longer worries about dying in front of an audience after nearly perishing for real last year
Lying in his car with a broken neck, 15 broken ribs, punctured lung and a hand detached from the wrist, surveying an exposed bone sticking through his leg, Jim Tavaré pondered 'is there a show in this?' He chuckles at the memory, one of only a few he…