Archive :: production:T01760370975, comedy:S1488461281, venue:V219
At the age of 41, Chris Neill, freshly single and weeping like a girl, had the worst year of his life. Dying on stage in front of the prime minister, being taken to court by a multinational bank, and playing a depressed owl called Owl were among the better bits. Being booked to perform at a wedding in Leeds where all Chris could think to talk about was that the Yorkshire Ripper had dumped the body of his last victim nearby was one of the lower points. Things didn't improve a few days later when he schlepped to IKEA to console himself with some night lights but ended up apoplectic with spittle-drenched rage at the crappy grammar on a seven year old girl's t-shirt. Were these events simply the trials and tribulations of a middle-aged also-ran, was he having a nervous breakdown, or was his subconscious helping him with the raw material for a new show two years hence? With an uncharacteristic surge of optimism, Chris has decided that it should be the last of these. LIFETIME ACHIEVER is the new show from the ex-Just A Minute regular (yes, the BBC dropped him from that when he was 41, too) and depicts what was really the most terrifically bloody awful year.