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.
Tag: Stand up Comedy
When Comedy Becomes Inhospitable. (John)
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)
A Quick Interview and Plug (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
Funny Tales 1. (John)
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)
Positive Feedback (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)
Thanks Elle. (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)
Creative Sparks (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)
Delusions Interview. 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.