Ouch talk show 120: Comedian angst and disabled toys

On this month's show: We explore the links between comedy and mental health with funny people Felicity Ward, Stuart Goldsmith and also Harriet Dyer, who's starting a club night for comedians with mental health difficulties. Plus, there's a new campaign to promote disabled toys - we talk to one of the people behind it, Rebecca Atkinson.

Ade Adepitan and Kate Monaghan present.

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More about this month's guests and discussions:

  • Harriet Dyer is a comedian with bipolar disorder who runs Barking Tales, a monthly club night in Manchester for comedians to tell stories and do material about mental health issues. Click for more details.
  • Australian comedian Felicity Ward has appeared on The John Bishop Show. Her show What If There Is No Toilet? will be at the Edinburgh Fringe throughout August.
  • Stuart Goldsmith interviewed 120 comics for his podcast Comedian's Comedian and he believes that the majority of them have mental health difficulties.
  • Rebeccca Atkinson talks about the Toys Like Me campaign which has gone viral with its mocked-up pictures of disabled toys - such as Tinkerbell with a cochlear implant.
  • "Do you think I'm able?" is the song we play out with at the end of the hour. It's by visually impaired singer-songwriter Ben Haynes.

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Producer: Damon Rose.

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