Thought you had a tough lockdown?
June 2022, I had a stroke.
And ended up with a platinum heart.
I’d like to tell you about it.
Not to create feelings of pity toward me,
More a sense of awe & fawning admiration.
I’ve made this in the most heartfelt, honest & funny way I can.
So I really want you to come.
I’ve never believed in anything as much.
“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.”
4 Stars - Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
“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 an Essex bloke 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.”
4.5 Stars Steve Bennett, Chortle
'Birdman, whose jovially sour tales of his two strokes rides high on his own excellence.’
Dominic Maxwell, Times.