A comic must earn his living as a clown while suffering the ultimate heartbreak.
Anthony Griffith lives in the mountains of California at 5,000 feet elevation in an animal protected community. It’s much different from the inner city of Chicago where he used to live, but he still travels doing stand-up. He says that the overwhelming positive response of him telling his story at The Moth has prompted him to write a one man show and pen other short stories now in development.
Confronting an overwhelming genetic predisposition for breast cancer, a comedy writer makes the ultimate choice.
Amy Cohen is the author of The New York Times best-seller The Late Bloomer’s Revolution. She’s been both a writer and producer for the sitcoms Caroline in the City and Spin City, wrote a dating column for the New York Observer, and was the dating correspondent for cable TV’s New York Central. Amy lives in New York City.
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Reviewed: “Very funny indeed,” Andrew Leask
All proceeds to a MS charity of Jim Sweeney’s choice.
THE SWEENEY a documentary about Jim Sweeney, veteran of the Comedy Store Players and feted grandfather of impro. We trace the life and laughs of this titan and how he turned Multiple Sclerosis into a positive force in his journey. With appearances by Eddie Izzard, Josie Lawrence, Paul Merton, Greg Proops and much much more…
Produced & Directed by Seeta Indrani
People say laughter is the best medicine, but can it be used to treat severe mental illness? Exploring the therapy of laughter, Cracking Up provides a compelling view of how comedy can change the mind of an individual and the thoughts of a society.
Cracking Up follows the story of 11 courageous people who stand up for their mental health—literally! Using laughter as a form of therapy, counselor, comedian and author of The Happy Neurotic: How Fear and Angst Can Lead to Happiness and Success David Granirer trains these individuals who suffer from mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and manic depression, to confront their problems through stand-up comedy. While learning to laugh at themselves, they get to share their stories and address public stigma with an audience that has a lot to learn about mental disorders.
Giving a face to mental illness, this documentary introduces audiences to inspiring individuals, such as Michael Warren who has both bi-polar disorder and attention deficit hyperactive disorder. Michael couldn’t speak properly until he was a teenager, but it hasnt deterred him from his dream to become a stand-up comedian. Likewise, Paul Decarie suffered traumatic injury to his brain and spine after falling off a [...] continue the story