Billy Connolly volunteers for Parkinson’s stem cell research
Desperate times call for desperate measures. Billy Connolly, the iconic Scottish stand-up comedian and actor, has volunteered to become a “guinea pig” for Parkinson’s research. The news comes from his book, which is being serialized by The Daily Mail. “I’ve spoken to gu... [Read More]
Billy Connolly volunteers for Parkinson’s stem cell research
Desperate times call for desperate measures. Billy Connolly, the iconic Scottish stand-up comedian and actor, has volunteered to become a “guinea pig” for Parkinson’s research. The news comes from his book, which is being serialized by The Daily Mail. “I’ve spoken to gu... [Read More]
Paul Mayhew-Archer: 'I want to show people with Parkinson's can do comedy
The writer of The Vicar of Dibley and Mrs Brown’s Boys discusses the funny side of living with the illness and his new Edinburgh show, Incurable Optimist“Good news,” the comedy writer Paul Mayhew-Archer likes to say of the moment he learned he had Parkinson’s disease. “... [Read More]
Join tonight’s NYC Comedy Club Crawl and raise money to fight Parkinson’s
Rick Shapiro has left an indelible mark in even the briefest of appearances on Louis CK's past two series, HBO's Lucky Louie and FX's Louie. In the former, Shapiro proudly went buck naked. That was then. Shapiro has been battling Parkinson's disease for the past couple of years. Tonight, several of... [Read More]
Incredible Line Up Announced For New York Comedy Club Crawl to Fight Parkinsons Disease - The Interrobang
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of Light of Day Winterfest, the New Jersey-based Light of Day Foundation has teamed up with the NYC Comedy Club Crawl for the global battle against Parkinson’s disease. The cause is led by Rick Shapiro (who publicly announced his Parkinson’s diagnosis in 2013), along with special guest Artie Lange and host Joey Gay. The crawl will begin on Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. and last for six hours, traveling from uptown to downtown. Stand Up NY, New York Comedy Club and Come... [Read More]
NBC trying to remake “The IT Crowd” (again) with Bill Lawrence
If you are not familiar with the great British series, The IT Crowd, you need to. Especially now so you can compare the potential American remake in the works at NBC. According to Deadline, producer Bill Lawrence (Cougar Town, Ground Floor) is in charge of turning the series into an American multi-c... [Read More]
Robin Williams diagnosed with Parkinson’s before suicide
Robin Williams, who was found dead on Monday, Aug. 11, after comitting suicide had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease recently. “Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’... [Read More]
Billy Connolly: Prostate Cancer Surgery and Parkinson’s Disease
While recently undergoing surgery for prostate cancer, Scottish comedian Billy Connolly was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the process. A statement on his website expressed that Connolly “recently underwent minor surgery in America after being diagnosed with the very early stages ... [Read More]
Shaking With Laughter 2013: A Funny Fundraiser for Parkinson’s
Big laughs, great cause, feel good fun. Go check out Charitybuzz, a global charity auction site that now through October 2nd,  is hosting Shaking With Laughter 2013: A Funny Fundraiser for Parkinson’s. [...]Author informationDavid DeanPublisher at Serial OptimistDavid is the pub... [Read More]
Curb Your Enthusiasm brings on Michael J. Fox to guest star
If you ask us, any shred of news — as tiny as it might be — about the upcoming season of Curb Your Enthusiasm is much-wanted. So, we were thrilled when we saw Michael J. Fox has confirmed he’d be guesting on the HBO powerhouse comed... [Read More]