Comedy Against Living Miserably.

Comedy Against Living Miserably

Dave stand-up charity showcase. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2020.

Comedy Against Living Miserably. Joel Dommett.

Series 1, Episode 1

Joel Dommett is joined by John Robins, Judi Love and Kiri Pritchard-McLean for a night of live comedy.

Further details

Comedy Against Living Miserably is a stand-up comedy special hosted and headlined by Joel Dommett with support from Kiri Pritchard-McLean, John Robins and Judi Love.

Before taking to the stage, Joel, Kiri, John and Judi gather backstage to talk about their own relationships to mental health, and how that affects their lives and their comedy. These include stories about dealing with grief, the side effects of gaslighting, and how not to cry on the toilet.

These delicate issues are dealt with intelligently and sensitively by the comedians, whose natural comedic instincts allow them to find the humanity and comedy in even the darkest of situations. The conversations seamlessly blend with the stand-up material, lending additional weight and meaning to both in the process.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 24th March 2020
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Joel Dommett Host / Presenter
John Robins Guest
Judi Love Guest
Kiri Pritchard-McLean Guest
Production team
Matt Campion Director
Peter Lee Suer Producer
Poppy Van Praagh Producer
Matt Campion Executive Producer
Morgan Jones Executive Producer
Iain Coyle Executive Producer
Joe McVey Executive Producer
Polly Hayes Editor


Judi Love deals with grief

Judi Love talks about dealing with grief.

Featuring: Judi Love.

John Robins on his low moment

John Robins talks about a very low moment.

Featuring: Joel Dommett, John Robins.

Joel Dommett's dinner in the dark

Joel Dommett talks about how talking can help.

Featuring: Joel Dommett.

Kiri Pritchard-McLean on mental health

Kiri Pritchard-McLean talks about social media interaction with TV viewers.

Featuring: Kiri Pritchard-McLean.


The comics standing up for mental health

As the series Comedy Against Living Miserably launches, two comedians explain how their jobs affect their emotional wellbeing - and how they hope to help their audiences.

Paul Fleckney, The Guardian, 23rd March 2020

Comedy Against Living Miserably, Dave, review

A commendable initiative in which stand-ups discuss their mental health was unfortunately stilted and lacking in laughs.

Adam Sweeting, i Newspaper, 24th March 2020

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