They said he was an inspiration when he started to do stand-up, when he got married and when he became father, but Laurence Clark has never considered himself any more inspirational then the next man or woman. Because from where’s he’s sat “inspirational” is just a roundabout way of saying he’d never amount to much, but somehow got lucky. So in his new show, Inspired, Clark re-examines his relatively normal life, determined to prove that not every disabled person has to be inspiring. If you’re sceptical when told to climb every mountain, reach for the skies and [insert empty platitude of your choice] then this is the show for you.
Clark is the only stand-up comedian commissioned by Unlimited as part of the London 2012 festival. You can catch his show at The Edinburgh Fringe, DaDaFest in Liverpool and the Bloomsbury Theatre, London this summer.
See how his story continues with the next Push Me Collection: The Journey.
For more information on the artists and full credits go to Push Me Please
With thanks to Soho Theatre
Music: Timo Baker, Subvertical
The Push Me Collection is a series of short films about artists who are pushing themselves to reach previously unattained goals. The artists are commissioned by the Unlimited programme as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and will showcase their work at the Unlimited Festival.