Live Comedy

27 June 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Fesitval 2022: Jamie D'Souza shares how comedy has helped his mental health

I really love doing comedy. I love getting to watch a load of shows, I love the friends I’ve met through gigs and I love performing. People are often surprised ...

27 June 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022: The Sugarcoated Sisters share how comedy helped their mental health

I (Tabby) have type 1 diabetes. I've suffered with anxiety since I was diagnosed in my teens (something to do with suddenly being in total control of my own mortality ...

23 June 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022: Anthony Devito shares how comedy has helped his mental health

We all know the idea of the stand up comedian as the “sad clown.” But I see us differently. Imagine if you could test pilot your thoughts and stories on ...

23 June 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022: Red Richardson shares how comedy has helped his mental health

Stand up is the best and worst thing for my mental health, if it goes well there is no better feeling in the world and when it doesn’t it feels ...

23 June 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Luca Cupani shares how comedy has affected his mental health

I remember that once when I was a kid, my cousin made a joke and my mum burst out in big joyous laughter. I was amazed by that reaction: it ...

23 June 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022: Michael Akadiri shares how comedy helps his mental health

Doctors are seen as the bastions of health; yet paradoxically with its mentally exhausting long hours it’s a profession that I know first-hand, challenges one’s psychological wellbeing. Without ‘Sanity Strategies’ ...

23 June 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Comedian Eryn Tett shares how comedy has helped her mental health

How does comedy help my mental health? At the first glance of this question I’m like…I’m really not sure it does. It’s not as if comedy is inherently enjoyable, in ...

23 June 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022: Michelle Shaughnessy shares how comedy has helped her mental health

I uprooted my happy life in Toronto and a few months later and moved to the UK on a whim. I didn’t know anyone, I didn’t know what I was ...

23 June 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022: Finlay Christie shares how comedy has helped his mental health

Comedy is a uniquely exhilarating communal experience. Laughter releases tension, and watching comedy night after night presumably makes your brain release all sorts of happy chemicals. It’s great for the ...

23 June 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022: Aliya Kanani shares how comedy has aided her mental health

My connection to comedy started long before my comedy career. Making folks laugh was not even something I calculated, it was just part of my personality. I was that funny ...

23 June 2022

Edinburgh Fringe: Anna Clifford shares how comedy has helped her mental health

I’ve sat at the edge of my life multiple times, peering over, and finding peace in the finality of it all. It took me 31 years to realize that ‘fear’ ...

7 June 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022: John Hastings discusses comedy and mental health

How does comedy help my mental health? I have no idea what to do with my mental health in the same way I do not know what to do with ...

6 June 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022: Alison Spittle shares how comedy has helped her mental health

When I was thirteen I punched a jacket potato into the floor. It became clear to my parents and my school, I needed some professional help and there was no ...

6 June 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022: Helen Bauer shares why comedy helps her mental health

In the summer of 2018 I was at my lowest. Nothing had happened, in fact technically everything was going well. I was renting a lovely flat in London with some ...

6 June 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022: Sikisa shares how comedy has helped her mental health

“I have no idea how you do it.” This is something I get told a lot in regards to the fact that I do comedy. “Do you even sleep?” is ...

6 June 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022: Conrad Koch shares how comedy has helped his mental health

Mental health and comedy is a trending concept, and I get why. Look at me for example. I am a ventriloquist who studied anthropology, so I’ve turned talking to myself ...

6 June 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022: Lily Phillips shares how comedy has helped her mental health

People often say to me ‘you are so brave doing comedy! It sounds absolutely terrifying! It my absolute WORST fear!’ And I’m like WOW calm down Susan, I’m sure HR ...

6 June 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022: Kate Barron shares how comedy helps her mental health

I’m a control freak. Not in the cute, I need all the pillows to line up in the same way on the sofa (although they should and anyone who says ...

26 May 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022: Njambi McGrath shares how comedy helps her mental health

Mental health and stand up, I don’t know whether they are synonymous with one another, but both do seem to contribute something in the other. As a comedian, bearing your ...

26 May 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022: Emmanuel Sonubi shares how comedy has helped his mental health

I found that the problem with the biggest problems is not being able to talk about them. Sometimes the problems aren’t even big- they are just problems but the more ...

24 May 2022

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022: Milo McCabe shares how stand up comedy helped his mental health

I found out a few years back that I almost definitely have ADD in some form or another. I was in Australia and 15 minutes prior I’d necked a ‘Dexy’, ...

15 December 2019

Review: Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest, Parr Hall Warrington

I have only ever seen Ed Byrne in Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo, so it was wonderful to finally watch him as the star of his own ...

4 November 2019

Review: The Comedy Store, Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington

I was lucky enough to have a rare night out on Saturday with my husband to see what The Comedy Store had to offer at the Pyramid Arts Centre in ...

29 October 2019

Review: Hal Cruttenden: Chubster, Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington

I’ve only ever seen Hal Cruttenden on Live at the Apollo, but his segment was enough to whet my appetite to want see him in his own show Chubster on ...