Join us on Thursday, April 9 @ 7:00pm @ QEDAstoria for an evening of comedy and true stories about mental and emotional health. Doors at 7:00, stories @ 7:30. $5, get tickets here!
Comic Wilson McDermut
Wilson has a PhD in psychology and lives and works in New York City. Despite being a practicing psychotherapist and a tenured psychology professor, he found that no one ever took him seriously. So he went into comedy. His on-stage style is disarmingly self-effacing, but with an edge. Wilson has performed at the major clubs in New York City including Broadway Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, and the Comic Strip Live. His television credits include BBC America’s Crash Course in Comedy and LaunchTV’s Living in Exile. Wilson is also is part of the cast of the Internet radio show 3 Dudes And A Broad.
And our featured storytellers:
Morgan hosts Pete’s Mini Zine Fest, a monthly reading series at Pete’s Candy Store in Williamsburg, and performs monthly at the Monday Night Fanfic show at Fontana’s bar. His comic book series “Indestructible Universe” is available at finer comic book shops and online at IndestructibleUniverse.com.
Dese’Rae is a photographer, writer, and suicide awareness advocate based in Brooklyn, NY. She is a survivor of nine years of self-injury and a suicide attempt catalyzed by an emotionally and physically abusive relationship. It was these personal experiences that spurred the creation of Live Through This (livethroughthis.org), a series of portraits and stories of suicide attempt survivors.
Dese’Rae has spoken at universities and professional/academic conferences nationwide, and she has also provided commentary for BBC radio, HuffPost Live, and Glenn Beck. Her writing has been published by Cosmopolitan, xoJane, and Huffington Post. Live Through This has been featured in the New York Times and Associated Press, among many others.
Mary Regan is an actress and artist. She’s appeared in plays at La Mama ETC., The Looking Glass Theatre, and in the NYC Fringe Festival. She’s also studied and performed at both UCB Theatres and Magnet Theatre, and has performed on various improv teams and in self-written solo shows. Mary writes and draws a mini-comic, “Sainted” (available at Carmine Street Comics), has contributed to the zine “I Love Bad Movies,” and also draws a weekly web comic “The Adventures of Mr. Schneider” for rebeatmag.com. She’s very excited to be doing Talk Therapy for the first time!