Live comedy needs a talent to reveal the ordinary in a very special way. You have to invest in and expose your own pain
Phil’s reluctant about his comeback gig.
Josh dreams of the celeb status that has passed his father by.
Above a pub in North London, Phil waits to go on stage. As he laments his dwindling career, his son Josh arrives believing that his dad harbours a damaging secret. With the gig hour nearing, past misdemeanours catch up with the family. Tonight, Phil’s career might not be the only thing in tatters.
Comic and moving, Broken Lad is a subtle examination of masculinity in distress.
Twisted family drama
A comical, yet analytical living room drama
Suffers from a lack of clear direction or vision
Fails to convince with its sketchy characters