1. Not the usual ‘freebie Wednesday’ stuff I do, but this is worth viewing (I went to one of their comedy festivals last spring. It was extremely funny, moving, inspiring.)
Cracking Up is a l ife-affirming documentary about people with mental illness who embark on a quirky quest to become stand up comics. The film follows 11 courageous people who suffer from mental illness as they pursue a year of stand up comedy. Part fun and part therapy, the course, entit l ed Stand Up For Menta l Hea l th is the brainchild of Vancouver counsel or, stand-up comic, and author of The Happy Neurotic: How Fear and Angst Can Lead To Happiness and Success David Granirer. “It’s like ‘The Full Monty’ except people want us to keep our clothes on”, he says.