Ed Patrick: Junior Optimist (Ed Patrick by arrangement with Corrie McGuire at Roar Comedy)
By John Sampson | Published on Saturday 13 August 2016
Tales of rectal exams, breaking bad news and death combine to form this refreshingly good comedy show by Ed Patrick. Patrick provides us with a sharp, witty insight into the life of a junior doctor, cleverly dismantling the societal idea that doctors are demigods who will always save us. Its beauty is in its frank approach to the medical world, a world that Patrick shows us is a far cry from the ones depicted in ‘ER’ or ‘House’. He mixes the funny with the serious to great effect, and intelligently capitalises on the ongoing battle between junior doctors and the government. This is an accomplished debut – the NHS will do well to keep hold of this particular doctor.
Just the Tonic at The Community Project, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [John Sampson]