Mental health stand-up comedy documentary to be screened at Paramount

Two community groups have come together to host a screening of Cracking Up, a comedy documentary about using comedy to deal with and discuss mental illness.

The Kamloops Self-Advocate Newsletter, the work of Krystian Shaw, and The Big E street newspaper have teamed up to host the screening.

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The documentary features sets from comedians taking part in Stand Up for Mental Health, a program run by comic David Granirer that trains those looking to turn the mental health issues they are facing into a stand up comedy routine, and then perform it to an audience.

Granirer says the program is a way to fight the stigma against mental illness and will serve as the emcee for the event.

Admission is by donation, with a minimum suggested donation of $10 and all proceeds going to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

The screening will take place Thursday, May 9, at Paramount Theatre, 503 Victoria St.

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