Dr Phil Hammond
Dr Phil Hammond – NHS specialist, Private Eye journalist, campaigner & comic – launches his campaign to become Health Secretary at Komedia on July 4 with two funny & thought-provoking Edinburgh Fringe shows.
THE GREAT HEALTH CON
In ‘The Great Health Con’, Dr Phil ponders why we spend trillions on ‘health’ when, like Brexit, no one can agree what it means. So who’s conning who? The causes of illness have less to do with what’s going on inside our bodies and more to do with who’s shitting in our heads. Advertising, Inequality, Brexit, Big Pharma, Bad Porn… Dr Phil, perhaps unwisely, uses his own mental and sexual health as examples. And his favourite drug is kindness – it works for everyone and it’s very hard to get the dose wrong. So why do we still treat poverty with statins and alienation with anti-depressants? And who’s most likely to kill you; doctors, druids or the DUP? It’s time to take back control of our health. Together, and free from bullshit.
VOTE DR. PHIL?
In Vote Dr Phil?, Phil charts his ill-considered plan to topple his MP, Jacob Rees-Mogg, before having a pop at Health Secretary. His campaign got off to a glorious start when he was sacked by the BBC for broadcasting to potential constituents. Undeterred, Dr Phil has made a thorough diagnosis of our terminal political system and has some radical solutions to put the pulse, hope and compassion back into public service and public services. Come hear his People’s Plan for the NHS, support Decent Deaths For All and join The Popular Front Against All Things Bad. In the case of a snap election, this show may be retrospective. In the case of somebody discovering photos of what he really got up to at medical school, Dr Phil will abruptly retire from politics citing ill health.
NOTE: Dr Phil is a properly accredited practising NHS specialist whose patients and peers rate very highly. He is also a deeply flawed individual prone to lies and lapses of judgement. He lives but a condom’s throw away from Jacob Rees-Mogg.
‘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
Meal Deal: Includes a main course from our Event Menu and reserved seating at a table in the auditorium. Last food orders: 7.30pm. Groups of 11 and more will be seated at adjacent tables.
Auditorium Tickets: Unreserved rowed seating in the auditorium.
If you class as any of the following you can buy our concessionary tickets – ID must be shown on the night to prove the concession:
NHS Staff // Students // Young Persons (Ages 18 – 25) // Emergency Services // Serving Military // Social Workers // Over 60s // Charity Workers // Teachers and Lecturers // Carers // Probation Officers
Ages 14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Booking fees are £1 per ticket booked online, or £1.50 per ticket booked by phone. Tickets purchased in person from Komedia Bath will not incur a booking fee.
This is a seated show – Please contact us if you have specific access requirements.