I am an experienced compere of community events including two regular nights in my local area.
I began organising and compering this free monthly mental health inspired variety night in October 2014, the purpose of which is to showcase performers with lived experience of mental distress from both inside and outside the mental health system. For more information about this go to melancholyandraving.com
This free monthly comedy open mic night has been running since May 2016 and while it is not strictly mental health focused, issues relating to the subject are inevitably present in the material of some of the performers. I encourage people who have attended my workshops and want to further explore comedy in a supportive environment to come along and take part. For more information about this go to diminishingreturns.co.uk