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A documentary about Jim Sweeney, veteran of the Comedy Store Players and feted grandfather of impro. We trace the life and laughs of this titan and how he turned Multiple Sclerosis into a positive force in his journey. Featuring interviews with Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Greg Proops, Mike McShane, Steve Frost and Eddie Izzard.
The life and work of Jim Sweeney (The Comedy Store Players, Whos Line Is It Anyway). Jim has been presented with The Granada Media Comedy Writing Award and the prestigious Scotsman Fringe First for his play Dannys Wake. His latest work My MS and Me played to audiences in London and New York and was adapted for Radio.
The genesis of this documentary was an ongoing conversation between Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney during their numerous car trips to and from The Comedy Store, London. Jim had become increasingly dependant on his fellow Comedy Store Players to help with transportation as his MS worsened. The initial impetus was simply to create a ...