Tonight Living TV aired an old documentary about people with Tourettes talking about how the condition affected them at work. One of the people on the show was the comedian Noel Faulkner who owns the Comedy Café in London that Ruth and I have visited a few times.
Last year Ruth was understandably upset when she was asked to leave the venue because of her tics. I was shocked that someone who you’d think would understand the condition could do something like this and – apart from causing Ruth distress –give such a negative message about Tourettes to audience, performers and staff alike.
The documentary ended with Noel’s message to the viewers that people with Tourettes can do anything. I felt angry all over again and shouted at the telly, “Except watch comedy at your café.”