Emmy Award winning actor, Ed Anser, 89, known for films like “Elf” and “Up” will be taking the stage at The Old Courts on Tuesday 30th July with his show, ‘A Man and His Prostate’.
The comedy show, written by Ed Weinberger, tells a story of a man confronting prostate cancer. The near tragedy is masterfully transformed into a one-man comedy, perfectly portrayed by Ed in his hilarious visit to the hospital in preparation for surgery he doesn't want. The show has been sponsored by American Cancer Centre, Roswell Park Comprehensive, in a bid to raise awareness and to help those struggling with the disease find an escape through comedy.
"I thought it was one of the funniest pieces I've ever read and it's perfect for me," Ed Asner said. "I'm amazed the prostate community took so long to express interest in it because comedically and factually, they do a good job presenting the horror aspects of prostate cancer. It's a wonderful primer. Let the primer tell people what to look for in prostate cancer and how to proceed with it."
Ed Asner was made famous thanks to his role as Lou Grant in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and for his appearances in Gunsmoke, Elf, Up, and other popular hits over the years.
Jonathan Davenport, Artistic Director at The Old Courts said: “We couldn’t believe it when we were approached by Ed Asner to perform his one man show in Wigan. To say we’re thrilled to have this on our programme is an understatement, but it shows that we are being recognised by big names and putting Wigan back on the cultural map. Tickets are available on our website and we’re sure it will be a great night”.
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