Comedy Against Living Miserably
Comedy Against Living Miserably

Comedy Against Living Miserably

  • TV stand-up
  • Dave
  • 2020 - 2021
  • 2 episodes (1 series)

Series of stand-up showcases presented with mental health charity Campaign Against Living Miserably.

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Series 1, Episode 1

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

Preview clips

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
  • Sunday 16th February 2020, 19:00 at EartH Hackney


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 29th March 2020 9:00pm Dave
Wednesday 1st April 2020 10:00pm Dave
Thursday 16th April 2020 11:40pm Dave
Friday 15th May 2020 10:40pm Dave
Sunday 23rd August 2020 11:00pm Dave
Sunday 13th March 2022 2:15am Dave
Sunday 21st May 2023 1:20am Dave

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
Eden Morrison Lighting Designer
Nathan Claridge VT Director of Photography


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.


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

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

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