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Wed 21st March
John Scott's gig on his mental health doubled up as a showcase for students of his stand up course. Each night involves several comedians new to comedy, some doing their very first gigs. They were impressively cohesive and funny, and if you hadn’t been told it was their first time doing stand up you might not even know it.
John Scott briefly MCed the acts before coming himself in the second half to do his one hour show (which featured at Edinburgh Festival last year).
It was a witty, clever, political and very polished performance. He delved into his mental health history with a great deal of tact and really gave the audience an insight into having a mental health condition His own condition is bipolar disorder type one, a diagnosis I share, so I can highly relate to the things he was talking about, such as hypomania, feeling like you are Jesus and self harming thoughts.
I thoroughly recommend this show if you're in need of a good belly laugh and have ever wanted to know more about what it's like to suffer with a mental health condition.
Playing Thursday and Friday this week at 9pm.
Frank Cromartie Murphy
Find more info about John Scott at:www.facebook.com/johnscottcomedy twitter.com/JohnScottComedy mindpalaver.com/