CHORTLE – 4.5 stars STEVE BENNETT
“He has mined everything for humour, from the darkest moments of diagnosis to the humiliations he endured in the name of medical investigation – and hit gold.
He’s of little sentimentality, his story an engine for gags, not for sympathy.
The result is a torrent of formidable gags, skilfully told, and with a gripping story underpinning them all.”
SCOTSMAN 4 stars – Kate Copstick
“this most personal hour is the best thing I have seen Markus Birdman do. Some of the lines here are more beautifully crafted than anything his heart surgeon will patch together in his holey ventricles. We get a combination of storytelling, observation and jokes that have had some real intensive care in the writing. Fantastic combination if you can manage it. He can.”
THE SKINNY 4 stars
“This soul bearing show is a joy. Such weighty material, handled with the utmost respect”