Dr Phil reflects on life, the death of two dads and his mum still gate-vaulting at eighty. And he considers his own death. Is it possible not to kill yourself before your time, yet die gently when your time comes? Can we live and die with pleasure, purpose, compassion and modest medical interference.? Laugh and plan your exit.
Phil Hammond is an NHS doctor, BBC Radio Bristol broadcaster, Private Eye journalist and whistle-blowing comic.
Note: This show had its very first try out at Arnos Vale in 2016, but is now fully polished and has been performed to great acclaim around the UK 100 times
“If Dr Phil were a medicine, you should swig him by the litre” The Times ****
“One of the most entertainingly subversive people on the planet.” The Guardian
“Hugely enjoyable, well crafted, poignant stand up” Broadway Baby 2016 ****
“Hammond is a passionate rabble rouser and impressively positive…. the perfect health secretary” Fest Magazine 2016 ****
“Very funny, honest, clever and moving. Passionate about the NHS” Dr Clive Peedell, founder National Health Action Party
This event is part of the Life, Death (and the Rest) festival, running 22nd-25th February.