David Baddiel: My Family Not The Sitcom

David Baddiel: My Family Not The Sitcom

Show type: Misc live shows

Starring: David Baddiel

When family members die, or are lost to dementia, all we tend to say about them is that they were wonderful. But if that is all you can say about them, you may as well say nothing: to truly remember our loved ones, you have to call up their weirdnesses, their madnesses, their flaws. Because the dead, despite what we may think, are not angels.

My Family: Not the Sitcom is a massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiel’s late mother, Sarah, and dementia-ridden father, Colin. It’s a show about memory, ageing, infidelity, what we can and can’t say in an over-policed moral culture, and gay cats. Come and be offended on David’s behalf.

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David Baddiel: My Family Not The Sitcom

In recent years there has been such a spate of male comedians evoking their dead parents to add some pathos in the last act of their solo shows, that it’s even…

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