Radio Totally Normal Toronto, or RTNT for short, is a voice for community mental health; produced by the members and staff of Progress Place, a clubhouse and mental health recovery centre in downtown Toronto. Today’s episode is all about mental health and comedy and how the two interact.
First up is Bart Campbell from the organization Laughing Like Crazy. Laughing Like Crazy aims to empower participants and audiences alike, breakdown isolation and anxiety, build self-esteem, and challenge stigma. Looking at difficult issues through the lens of humour provides an empowering perspective on mental health issues, builds confidence, and improves communication. RTNT listeners may recognize the first interview with Bart Campbell as it is from our third episode we did back in 2017.
In the second half of the episode we will be hearing from Jordan Foisy, a stand-up comedian from Toronto. You may know him from his first album “Standing on the edge of unspeakable anxiety” as well as his written work for Vice Magazine and “This hour has 22 minutes.” Most recently he is entertaining crowds with his show “The I’m back on my Antidepressants” tour. He is an inspiration for people who suffer from Mental Health challenges.
A special thanks to all of the staff and members who helped to make this episode possible. Huge thanks to comedian Jordan Foisy and Bart Campbell from Laughing Like Crazy for taking time out of his schedule to sit down with us here at RTNT. If you are interested in finding out more about Laughing Like Crazy visit: mooddisorders.ca/program/laughing-like-crazy
This episode originally aired on May 8th, 2019 on CJRU 1280 AM and www.cjru.ca. Radio Totally Normal Toronto is produced by the members and staff of Progress Place Clubhouse.
For more information about Progress Place please visit: www.progressplace.org