Stop stigma of incontinence with humour
COMEDIANS are coming to town to help spread the word that most bladder, bowel and pelvic floor problems can be helped or even cured.
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow, featuring comedian Bev Killick, is coming to Caloundra on May 15 and we can help your community to Laugh Without Leaking.
The Continence Foundation of Australia believes humour is a great way to overcome the stigma of incontinence and get people talking about their bladder, bowel and pelvic floor problems.
That is why they have partnered with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow as it journeys across Australia for the next three months, spreading the good news that the majority of incontinence cases can be helped or even cured.
Actress and comedian Bev Killick is the face of the Continence Foundation of Australia’s Laugh Without
Bev has lived with continence-related problems her entire life and has turned her predicament into a career. Toilet humour is a particular specialty of Bev’s stand-up routine.
“We all know laughter is the best medicine. I often have people come up to me after a show and say ‘I laughed so hard, I wet my pants’. As a comedian, that’s a great compliment, but now I feel I also have the responsibility to tell others that you can still have a good laugh without leaking,” Bev said.
“We know that many people laugh off their leaking as a normal part of getting older or after having a baby. But it is not normal and has a serious negative impact on daily life for millions of women, men and children,” Continence Foundation of Australia CEO Rowan Cockerell said.
If you are interested in a free talk for your community group about good bladder, bowel and pelvic floor health, please contact Rae on qld.hpo@continence. org.au or (07) 3723 5012.
Go to laughwithout leaking.com.au.
FUNNY: Bev Killick.