30 Jul 2021

Tim Renkow in Jerk: turning uneasiness into awkwardness

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

He’s a jerk and it’s fine not to like him. The latest series of Jerk, starring the stand-up comedian and actor Tim Renkow begins this week, and is based on a heightened version of his own experience of living with cerebral palsy.

It’s a deliberately unsettling and subversive comedy, which aims to turn other people‚Äôs uneasiness about his character into pure awkwardness. We spoke to him about the show.