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Mental health is not talked about enough and not talked about properly. In the world, in society, and certainly not in comedy. That’s the baseline for comedian Paul Currie who has suffered from mental health issues from the age of five.

The sister show to his 2021 Edinburgh Fringe sell out show, Paul Currie’s latest work in progress, The Chorus Of Ghosts Living In My Skull Keep Telling Me To Take A Shit In The Fruit Salad, heads to Newcastle’s Stand on Thursday 3rd March and dives right into depression, anxiety and intrusive thoughts – and the inner musical workings of the average ironing board. It’s far from mainstream, definitely absurdist. It’s Paul Currie’s way of confronting the issues he has faced throughout his life through the medium of clowning and comedy.

He’s open about his struggles and the many nervous breakdowns he has gone through, because he desperately wants to smash the stigma around mental health (or at least crack it!) in this totally random one person comedy show.

Don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of laughs. Mental health is a serious subject, yes, but not in the hands of Mr Paul Currie, whose stand-up show contains just the right blend of the ridiculous, the inspiring and the hilarious. He may well move you to tears.

Paul Currie is at The Stand, Newcastle on Thursday 3rd March.

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