The Mental Health Comedian | TedX Speaker | #94

The Mental Health Comedian, features Frank King who was a writer for The Tonight Show for 20 Years. In private, Frank’s battled severe depression and he’s fought a dark state of mind, whilst creating laughter for the public.

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The Mental Health Comedian | TedX Speaker

The legendary Frank King was a writer for The Tonight Show for 20 Years. He’s fought a lifetime battle with depression, and thoughts of ending it, turning that long dark journey of the soul into 5 TEDx Talks, and sharing his insights on mental health prevention and post-vention with corporation, association, and college audiences. He uses the life lessons from all of the above, as well as lessons learned crisscrossing the country in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, doing 2,629 nights in a row on the comedy club circuit, to show how funeral directors, their staffs, and vendor partners, how they can collaborate successfully as they strive for excellence in funeral service.

He’s had two aortic valve replacements, a double bypass, a massive heart attack, and three stents, and lived to joke about it all, so he is truly funny at heart. You’ll laugh, learn, and leave loving life.

Transcript snippet from ‘The Mental Health Comedian | TedX Speaker’ podcast

Chris and Frank

C – Frank how are you Sir?

F – Oh you know, I’m living the nightmare baby

C – Surviving the apocalypse that we never thought would come, and now it’s upon us yes.

F – I was talking to somebody yesterday and I said ‘Do you remember the last recession?’ and then I thought man, I didn’t think I’d ever utter that phrase, the last recession, because that means we have another one to deal with.

C – So Frank we met on linked in, I was obviously impressed and attracted to your profile, sounds like a dating site doesn’t it!

F – Hahahah yeah that’s right, turn ons, turn offs…

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