Book Event


Dr Ed Patrick

Catch Your Breath: Comedy Night

Introduced by John Kennedy

Saturday 18th September 2021, 7-8pm

Robert Graves Tent


Doctor and comedian Ed Patrick joins us to bring his gut punch of a memoir to life with a taste of his stand-up routine, a reading and discussion about the secret life of a sleepless anaesthetist.

Hilariously funny, moving and truly insightful, Ed will take the us on his journey from bewildered medical student in Aberdeen to unflinching anaesthetist on the NHS frontline. Ed offers a dose of insight into life on the hospital wards during the pandemic, while injecting hope that we will all get through this.

But don’t worry, there’s plenty of laughing gas to be had.

Ed Patrick has performed across the UK, including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Ed hosts the "Comedians' Surgery" podcast where he speaks to guests including Joe Lycett, Rose Matafeo and Reginald D Hunter about their health stories and experiences. Ed has written and performed on BBC Radio 4 and he has also written for the Guardian about the intersection between medicine and comedy.

'I didn’t expect that being an anaesthetist in a pandemic would leave me outside my front door naked, or indeed that I’d be telling this story to readers. Nevertheless, I am excited to shed more light on this and the mysterious world of drugs and coffee.' Ed Patrick

A copy of Catch Your Breath is included in the ticket price (Hb: £16.99)