Paul Golder writes for the Brentwood Gazette
We had a very interesting guest on our breakfast show this week when Mike Porter chatted on air with Paul Mayhew-Archer.
Many of you will have seen Paul’s name on the credits of some of the UK’s most-watched sitcoms – he wrote My Hero, which ran for six series in the 2000s, and is a co-writer of The Vicar of Dibley and Mrs Brown’s Boys
More recently he has become an incredible advocate for the Parkinson’s community since his diagnosis in 2011. He is a role model for so many people with the condition, trusted to speak honestly about what living with Parkinson’s means for him and admired for his dedication to remain positive in the face of adversity.
He is now touring a show called “Incurable Optimist” which was a huge success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The show talks about Paul’s career in comedy, writing for – in Paul’s words – the funniest, sauciest women in the world, French and Dench.
He also reflects on the difficulties of living with Parkinson and how he manages to overcome adversities in his life.
You can hear Paul’s interview with Mike at www.phoenixfm.com. Paul will be appearing at Emmanuel Church, Laindon Road, Billericay on October 22. Tickets are aavilable from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/