Freud: if it’s not one thing, it’s your mother – Robin Williams
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This is the last of the #performanceanxiety sets I am going to post – the rest, you will have to find for yourselves! Don’t worry, they’re all on YouTube. This final routine is by the very funny Suzi Ruffell, I’m sure you’ll all enjoy.
I am still enamored by this idea to combine mental health with comedy. Not only is laughter chemically very good for us, the process of searching for the funny side of a very difficult or traumatic situation is a hugely practical step towards recovery. The fact that this has not only been recognised but broadcast on a major television channel is truly encouraging. I implore you all to go and show your support for this project.
Anyway, here’s Suzi doing her thing:
Here’s the first performance from Felicity Ward.
‘I was actually diagnosed with evolving depression. It’s just nice to know you have a doctor that believes in you. He took one look at my mental illness and said ‘that thing’s got potential!”