Laughing Dead – chatting to Sami Shah about comedians and mental illness.

Corporate gigs, hecklers, mining tours, audience indifference, silence, it takes a toll. How can comedians protect their sanity from the stresses of the comedy life? Sami speaks to Associate Professor and psychiatrist Dr Steve Ellen to find out.

Steve is also director of the Psychosocial Oncology Program at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne.

Duration: 19min 6sec