Hi all. For anybody that's read Mind Palaver, you'll know our blog has been dormant for a while. This was because Elle was dealing with some very changeling mental health issues. I'm delighted to say she's getting better now and will soon be returning to the blogosphere in a new project that will feature many… Continue reading A Fantastic Article on Stand Up Comedy and Mental Health.
As a comedian I have my dream job. Of that I am never in doubt. However, as many can imagine there are times when my job can become a nightmare. I found myself at one such night this weekend and it made me reflect on a period when I was at my most unhappy and… Continue reading When Comedy Becomes Inhospitable. (John)
I'm doing my Delusions Stand up show at The Live Theatre Newcastle on July 26 9.00pm. Here's a little interview thing I did to promote it. Please do come along. I promise it is a very funny show. https://www.facebook.com/NewcastleCityCouncil/videos/10155798292078790/UzpfSTc2MDg3MTIzOTozMDYwNjExMjk0OTk0MTQ6MTA6MDoxNTMzMTA2Nzk5OjI2MTk0ODM0NzcxOTYzMDky
Please don’t take it all too seriously, some of this ended up in the show. However, the point on romanticising bad mental health I feel is still a pertinent one… As I've said on this blog I do stand up comedy about my experiences with mental health. I've put a link to such stuff above.… Continue reading Funny Tales 1. (John)
I write this post with the notion of encouraging others to be open about their mental health. I decided to write a show about mental health after appearing on a platform last year where several comedians spoke about the issue. At the end of the night I was approached by a young man who was… Continue reading Positive Feedback (John)
My mind is calm. My recent journey through the dark stuff with the demon is over for now, and I woke with this feeling just 4 days ago. (Elle) Hello! It's nice to be back. First let me say a HUGE thanks to Elle for keeping content up on the blog while I've been off on… Continue reading Thanks Elle. (John)
Q: Why do so many comedians suffer from mental health issues? Or is it the other way around – why do so many people with mental health issues make such good comedians? A: Again, I know where this comes from. The perception of the clown who’s crying on the inside is very common, but it’s… Continue reading Creative Sparks (John)
I've just done a short interview for a local magazine. It's in relation to me doing my show on mental health next month. I thought it might be of interest as some common misconceptions about mental health and comedy come up in it. i've tried to answer as concisely as possible... 1.You’ve been a comedian… Continue reading Delusions Interview. John.