FESTIVAL OF MEDICAL CURIOSITY

An honour to mix with comedy greats (Tommy Tiernan), Man Booker prize winners (Anne Enright), philosophical gurus (Dr Ian McGilchrist) and  other masters of their craft at this medical conference for right-brained doctors. 

VITTORIO'S PODCAST

I had a nice chat on this podcast discussing the monetisation of misery in comedy, amongst other things. 

PSYCOMEDY PODCAST

I took a writing break to speak to the lovely Nathan Cassidy about writing, stand-up and why psychiatric hospitals aren't full of comedians. 

TELEVISION DEAL

Crikey. After another auction House Productions (whose credits include 'Brexit: An Uncivil War' starring Benedict Cumberbatch) have bought the television rights to my book. 

BOOK DEAL

Oh my. Following a 9-way book auction my first book, a psychiatric memoir, 'You Don't Have To Be Mad To Work Here' will be published by prestigious Vintage imprint Jonathan Cape (part of Penguin Random House) in Spring 2023. 

REPRESENTATION UPDATE

I'm delighted to have signed with literary powerhouse Curtis Brown for writing and television. 

OPINION PIECE FOR THE INDEPENDENT

Something I wrote on the psychological impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and returning to the NHS a fortnight after leaving.


BMJ PODCAST

Podcast I did for the student BMJ's 'Sharp Scratch' series on using gallows humour to benefit doctors and patients (without getting struck off).

INSPIRING PSYCHIATRISTS

I'm honoured to be featured by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in their #ChoosePsychiatry campaign.

MARK WATSON COMEDY MARATHON

Last week I used exposure therapy on stage to cure Angela Barnes' fear of fish. A genuine phobia, she began the looong charity event literally hiding under the table and ended by walking over hot fish cakes, releasing a goldfish and kissing a cod!

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GUARDIAN OPINION PIECE

I wrote an opinion piece for the Guardian arguing that Tyson Fury is now a picture of good mental health. I didn't choose choose the photo.
 

BBC NEW COMEDY AWARD SHORTLIST

I've been shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award down from 600 applicants to 50. My quarter final is on Mon 18th June at 'Up The Creek' in Greenwich. 

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