#23: Standup comedy for men at risk of suicide

Severe depression is a taboo, and when people talk about it, they usually do it with utmost seriousness. Angie Belcher, founder of Comedy on Referral, has another approach: She teaches men at risk of suicide standup comedy – and has just won NHS funding for it. In this episode, Angie explains to us how she came up with the idea and how using self-satire on stage makes people stronger and more self-confident.

Hosted by Ed Crasnick and Jonathan Widder; edited by Thomas Barth.

Stories discussed

Standup comedy course for men at risk of suicide wins NHS funding, The Guardian


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