Deadpan to Bedpan UK Tour 2019
In 2017 comedian, BAFTA award winner, Harry Potter actor and double bassist Jim Tavaré was involved in a near fatal head-on automobile collision in Los Angeles CA. He lived to tell the tale.
Directed by Henry Normal, In 2018 Jim returned to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time in 20 years with his first narrative show 'From Deadpan to Bedpan'. He tells the stroy of how a quick trip to the shops changed his life forever.
The show is a heartwarming and seriously funny tale of survival against the odd, strange forebodings, unbelievably massive American medical bills, the great NHS, and a dog called Mr Kippy.
After suffering catastrophic injuries (over 30 broken bones, including 14 broken ribs, collapsed lungs, multiple fractures, broken neck and a hand that detached from the wrist) that left him in intensive care on life-support, he spent the next year in recovery facing an uncertain future. But instead of letting trauma define him, he emerges with a brand new show.
To much acclaim, this show won 'Spirit of the Fringe Award' at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018.
"Long-awaited return is a triumph" THE LIST
Jim Tavaré is internationally renowned for his award winning comedy act featuring Bassie (his double bass). Jim is best known for co-writing and starring in The Sketch Show (ITV) (with Tim Vine & Lee Mack) and playing Tom the Innkeeper in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. He starred in his own TV series The Jim Tavaré Show (Channel 5) co-written with Ricky Gervais, and Jim Tavare Pictures Presents... (BBC2).
He’s also appeared on three Royal Variety Shows after becoming a favourite with HRH Prince Charles leading to Tavaré performing several private events for the Queen and other members of the Royal Family.
“One of the funniest and most original performers around.” THE INDEPENDENT
Jim became the only overseas act to reach the final of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and has appeared in
several US TV shows and films including Californication, Chuck, Tosh.0, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
"Had the audience hanging on to his every word” ’ONE4REVIEW
“Long-awaited return is a triumph” The List
“Jim is naturally hysterical” Celebrity Radio
“The story’s as uplifting as it is compelling” Chortle