The Old Man and The Pool
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 27, 2023
Damian and Alison recently attended Mike Birbiglia’s stand-up comedy show The Old Man and The Pool at Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End, London. View more images from the event in our Gallery. Readers may recognize Mike as Damian’s former Billions co-star who played Oscar Langstraat, a love interest of Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon). After a sell-out Broadway run, Mike took his show to Edinburgh, Scotland in August of this year and then to London from September 12 – October 7, 2023. Tickets can be purchased here.
According to the Guardian, the 80-minute show covers mortality and array of his medical diagnoses from bladder cancer, a severe sleep-walking disorder that requires him to go to bed each night in a sleeping bag while wearing mittens to prevent him from unzipping himself, type-2 diabetes and more recently, pulmonary issues. Now that might all sound doom and gloom, but as the Guardian quipped, “audiences will rarely have laughed so much while being invited to contemplate their own extinction” and New York Times claims, “The best comedy of the year.”