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What’s so funny about mental illness? | Ruby Wax

What’s so funny about mental illness? | Ruby Wax

Diseases of the body garner sympathy, says comedian Ruby Wax — except those of the brain. Why is that? With dazzling energy and humor, Wax, diagnosed a decade ago with clinical depression, urges us to put an end to the stigma of mental illness. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and…

Stereotypes — funny because they are true | Katerina Vrana | TEDxThessaloniki

Stereotypes — funny because they are true | Katerina Vrana | TEDxThessaloniki

Stand-up comedian Katerina Vrana talks about stereotypes and makes us all believe that the reason that they are funny is that they are true. This 16 minutes performance has everything; from humor, inconvenient truths and family secrets, to the actress’s plan for global domination. One thing is for sure: it will make you laugh wholeheartedly.…