A few nights ago, I was sitting in my living room getting my standard fix of Comedy Central funnies. During one of the ad breaks, something fairly incredible happened. An advert by Mind, the mental health charity, was broadcast – the first of its kind. It spoke about Mind’s new partnership with Comedy Central to produce a series of live stand-up routines by comedians who have experienced mental ill health. This is exactly the kind of advertising we need. The project is called #performanceanxiety and features 10 comedians using comedy as a platform to discuss their mental health. Brilliant.
To celebrate this project, I will be posting the individual performances on this page over the next few days. Please take time to watch and enjoy. In the meantime, here is the fantastic advert put together my Mind and Comedy Central: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5w_7fyVTkk.
Mind is a charity and therefore relies on donations. If you enjoy these performances, you can donate £3 to Mind by texting STAGE to 70660. Thank you.