The link between mental health and comedy will be explored at the Royal Oak on Friday, October 12 as part of the inaugural Tassie Mental Health Week Comedy Roadshow.
A selection of the state’s best stand-up talent will have the opportunity to speak their mind about the issue, as well as share their experiences.
Devonport’s Catherine McClintock is among those included in the line up who have experienced mental health issues first-hand.
She said the theme of mental health has formed part of the subtext to her sets.
“I think a lot of comedians would have either personal experience of mental health issues, or know someone who has been affected by them,” she said.
“Comedy can definitely be a release for comedians who struggle with mental health issues.
“There is something about that makes me feel brave, and like I have accomplished something.”
She will be joined by David Bakker (psychologist and co-producer of The Clubhouse), Stewart Bell (host of Fresh Comedy), Kate Boden, Andy Collins, Kerri Gay, Hamish Levis, Tim Logan (host of The Clubhouse), Brodi Lucas, Catherine McClintock, Sally Rose McShane, Jane New, Isabella Roldan, Emesha Rudolf, Brittany Szlezak (social worker), and Ned Townsend.
Friday’s show will not only feature performances from the comedians, but also information about mental health support services from professionals, as well as the opportunity for audience members to ask questions.
The show starts at 8pm, with doors opening from 7.30pm.