Matt Hollins: I’m a Comedian, Let Me Out of Here! (10th October)
Many years ago, deadpan comedian Matt Hollins got nominated for a coveted national comedy award whilst he languished as an inpatient on a Psychiatric Ward. A month later he was discharged and performed in the live final… and won it! Adding his name to a list of former winners including Rhod Gilbert, Jason Manford and Johnny Vegas. Surely anything was possible after that. Or was it? £1000 prize money, his first comedy agent and being paid to perform at the best clubs in the country isn’t a magical cure to health problems, especially when you’re on the wrong medication! A tale of falling down, getting up and falling down again – one comedians battle with mental health problems.
“Strikingly Original” Chortle.
“Wonderful and Unique” Joe Lycett.
“A Genuine Original” Leicester Mercury
Appearing as part of Birmingham Comedy Fest, on World Mental Health Day.