Alastair Clark: Getting Better

Alastair Clark: Getting Better. Alastair Clark.

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Stand-up show starring Alastair Clark performed on the following days in August 2015...

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Clark is an outsider. A renegade. He don't play by the rules. He's on the edge. Too on the edge. Dangerously close to the edge. Can I come down now? A comedy show about depression ft Franz Kafka and Goosebumps. 'Massively funny' ***** (LSM). 'Genuinely funny and extremely clever' **** (Tab.co.uk). 'Intelligent and ambitious' **** (LiverpoolSoundandVision.co.uk). 'One of the most prolific young alternative stand ups' (ThatComedyBlog.com).

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"Clark is an outsider. A renegade. He don't play by the rules. He's on the edge. Too on the edge. Dangerously close to the edge. Can I come down now?"

In his latest Edinburgh show, Alastair Clark tackles the thorny issue of depression, trying to reconcile his personal feelings with a world he's never understood. Through theatrical narratives, off beat observations and pop culture references, Alastair explores childhood memories, failed relationships and Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2, in a hilarious and poignant hour of unflinchingly honest stand-up comedy.

About Alastair Clark

Alastair Clark is a stand-up comedian based in Liverpool. Getting Better will be his third Edinburgh show to date, following the success of Alastair Clark BA (Hons) 2013 and Vote Russell Brand 2014. As well as gigging across the North West, Alastair is the host and compere of the critically acclaimed Matchbox Comedy Club at The Lantern Theatre, Liverpool.


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  •   Bunny82
    I have to admit I was sceptical about the subject matter! It was a deliciously sunny afternoon and wasn't convinced I wanted to sit in a dark basement discussing mental health. I was 'encouraged' along by a friend who had seen Alastair Clarke's previous shows and I'm happy to admit that my reservations were unfounded. Whilst it wasn't a stereotypical 'laugh a minute' comedic experience, it was a thoughtful, insightful and evocative journey, full of childhood nostalgia. Whilst the subject matter is, at times, quite dark this is interspersed with moments of pure joy and it really takes you back to a time of both simple pleasures and a desire to belong. Alastair's self-depreciating style really gets the audience onside and I genuinely felt myself rooting for him to indeed, get better. There is a real dark beauty in his storytelling which at times is uncomfortably honest, yet necessary. Overall, It's a powerful and endearing performance with a goosebumps twist that R L Stine would be proud of.