Does Comedy Make Comedians Crazy? Or Is It Their Therapy?

Does Comedy Make Comedians Crazy? Or Is It Their Therapy?

Dr. Ildiko Tabori, America’s foremost therapist for comedians, delves into the sad clown psyche.

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Transcript – Being a stand-up comedian is one of the hardest jobs in the entertainment industry, if not the hardest job in the entertainment industry. And it takes a special skill and a special talent to be able to do that, to be up there onstage, just you and a microphone and a stool, and be able to be so open and vulnerable. You know, you hear stories. Comedians are more depressed. They have more substance abuse. They have more this, more that. And, you know, they’re just a really, really troubled population. And I, I don’t necessarily think they’re more troubled than anybody else. The lifestyle of a stand-up comedian breeds the depression. Or can exacerbate something that’s pre-existing, like the bipolar disorder, or substance abuse. Because what happens is that they are out on the road, and they are by themselves, and they’re traveling sometimes to these areas that aren’t very popular and aren’t very pretty and working in these dark, dank clubs and then going back to a dark, dank hotel room. And it gets very, very lonely. They don’t have their support system. They don’t have much of anything there. They’re by themselves. So when you’re bored, you’re gonna find something to entertain yourself with, like alcohol or drugs. And that’s that’s when …

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