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Birmingham Comedy Festival, 4-13 October 2019

Thursday 10 October 2019

Matt Hollins: I'm a Comedian, Let Me Out of Here!

On World Mental Health Day.

Many years ago, deadpan comedian Matt Hollins got nominated for a coveted national comedy award whilst he languished as an inpatient on a psychiatric ward. A month later he was discharged and performed in the live final... and won it! Adding his name to a list of former winners including Rhod Gilbert, Jason Manford and Johnny Vegas.

Surely anything was possible after that.

Or was it?

£1000 prize money, his first comedy agent and being paid to perform at the best clubs in the country isn't a magical cure to health problems, especially when you're on the wrong medication!

A tale of falling down, getting up and falling down again - one comedians battle with mental health problems.

"Strikingly Original" – Chortle

"Wonderful and Unique" - Joe Lycett

"A Genuine Original" - Leicester Mercury

The Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham B18 6AD
T: 0121 212 2643
Tickets: £10 (£7.50 Cons)
Doors: 8.45pm
Show starts: 9pm

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