Jim Tavare: Deadpan to Bedpan (Touring & Speaking)
Jim Tavare returned to the UK in May 2019 to tour his award-winning Edinburgh show – ‘Deadpan to Bedpan’ show
Arts Centres & venues
Jim appeared at a number of arts centres and venues including Swindon Arts Centre, Joker Comedy Club (Southend), The Junction (Cambridge), Royal Spa Centre (Leamington Spa), The Capitol (Horsham), Hazlitt Theatre (Maidstone), The Hawth (Crawley), Birmingham Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), River House Arts Centre (Walton-on-Thames), Petersfield Comedy club and the Brighton Fringe Festival
Corporate & Keynote speaking
Jim also took on some keynote speaking engagements for the NHS and leading corporate organisations between his tour dates. The show is attracting a wide base of followers with those who have had similar life changing accidents, seeing Tavare as a beacon of light, they can share their thoughts and experiences with. Jim is still recovering from the near fatal car crash, tackling the aftermath of Post-traumatic stress disorder. But the good news, he is now starting to perform again his famous comedy club set with his inseparable Double-Bass (Bassie).
Jim Tavare @ Boundary Club (Sussex County cricket Club)
Due to the success of the May tour, a northern leg of the production is being planned, giving those theatres who missed out on this unique production a chance to schedule it later. Jim is also available for keynote speaking engagements in particluar medical centres, hospitals and for the NHS organisations.
Comicus Ltd is producing Jim’s future tours and managing his diary for private keynote speaking engagements and comedy club sets. All enquirers to firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0344 800 0058
Background to ‘Deadpan to Bedpan’
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 where he has resided since 2009. He lived to tell the tale.
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 story of how a quick trip to the shops changed his life forever. The show is a heart-warming and seriously funny tale of survival against the odds, strange forebodings, unbelievably massive American medical bills, and a dog called Mr Kippy. Too much acclaim, this show won ‘Spirit of the Fringe Award’ at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018. After suffering catastrophic injuries (over 30 broken bones including 14 broken ribs and punctured lungs that later collapsed, multiple fractures, blunt force trauma to his head and chest, a 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 inspired with this brand-new show. “
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.