Howie Mandel, Lena Dunham, Emma Stone and more share videos for #MyYoungerSelf campaign supporting mental health awareness
For more than a decade now, Howie Mandel has been an open book about struggling with mental health issues, namely Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which, in his case, shows itself through an irrational fear of germs. But the comedian wasn’t always so ... [Read More]
The importance of mental health: Comedians talk to Chris Gethard
Chris Gethard’s one-man show, Career Suicide, premieres this coming Saturday on HBO. But May 1 also marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Month, so Gethard sat down with fellow comedians Wyatt Cenac, Patti Harrison, Aparna Nancherla and Phoebe Robinson to explore different paths and exper... [Read More]
Jeannette Rizzi’s “Blindsided” uses comedy as the cure
Comedy isn’t the first thing you think of when it comes to suicide. And vice versa. It’s also a topic that’s just not easily discussed. Well, comedian Jeannette Rizzi is out to change all of that with her incredible journey she’s compiled into her one-woman show Blindsided. S... [Read More]
Jeannette Rizzi’s “Blindsided” uses comedy as the cure
Comedy isn’t the first thing you think of when it comes to suicide. And vice versa. It’s also a topic that’s just not easily discussed. Well, comedian Jeannette Rizzi is out to change all of that with her incredible journey she’s compiled into her one-woman show Blindsided. S... [Read More]
Jeannette Rizzi’s “Blindsided” uses comedy as the cure
Comedy isn’t the first thing you think of when it comes to suicide. And vice versa. It’s also a topic that’s just not easily discussed. Well, comedian Jeannette Rizzi is out to change all of that with her incredible journey she’s compiled into her one-woman show Blindsided. S... [Read More]
Jeannette Rizzi’s “Blindsided” uses comedy as the cure
Comedy isn’t the first thing you think of when it comes to suicide. And vice versa. It’s also a topic that’s just not easily discussed. Well, comedian Jeannette Rizzi is out to change all of that with her incredible journey she’s compiled into her one-woman show Blindsided. S... [Read More]
Rachel Parris review – laughing in the face of depression
Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Best Laid Plans finds the musical comedian in compellingly candid form as she tenderly pokes fun at life’s serious disappointments You can tell something’s in the air at this year’s fringe when you see a comic hitherto associated with jolly parody songs an... [Read More]
David Baddiel: rumours about my dementia are greatly exaggerated
When he read in the newspapers that he had dementia, the comedian was as alarmed as his friends were. But perhaps that’s what happens when you talk about a complex subject to a media allergic to complexityLast weekend, I woke up to a number of consoling messages related to my decision to go pu... [Read More]
Laughspin Podcast: Jeannette Rizzi talks Blindsided, suicide, monks and nuns
On the newest episode of The Laughspin Podcast – the historic 100th episode! – Laughspin editor Dylan Gadino sits down with comedian Jeannette Rizzi. While the chat with Rizzi is filled with fun, laughs, hijinks and more, the pair do delve into more serious fare like depression and suici... [Read More]
Maria Bamford Candidly Explains Her Mental Health Struggles on 'Modern Comedian'
by Megh Wright Scott Moran released a new episode of his documentary series Modern Comedian today focusing on standup Maria Bamford, who opens up at length about her struggles with bipolar disorder and the time she had to check herself into a psychiatric ward. It's a powerful, fantastic episode that... [Read More]