Laugh­ter the best medicine for comic Creasey

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Music -

MEN­TAL Health Week 2015 will open with a laugh, as Perth Theatre Trust presents Stand Up! For Com­edy at His Majesty’s Theatre on Oc­to­ber 2.

The evening will fea­ture co­me­di­ans Joel Creasey, An­drew Hora­bin, Ciaran Lyons, Ivan Aris­tegui­eta and other spe­cial guests.

Perth-born Creasey said as a stand-up co­me­dian, de­pres­sion was some­thing that af­fected many of his peers.

“So it’s great to be able to give back in this tiny way,” he said.

“Laugh­ter is the best medicine, as cliched as that sounds.”

Perth Theatre Trust act­ing gen­eral man­ager Rudi Gra­cias said the event marked the first time the Trust had part­nered with the WA As­so­ci­a­tion for Men­tal Health.

“The Trust is proud to be work­ing with the WA As­so­ci­a­tion for Men­tal Health and sup­port­ing an im­por­tant com­mu­nity event, which raises aware­ness about men­tal health is­sues,” he said.

Men­tal Health Week runs from Oc­to­ber 2 to 10 and aims to raise aware­ness, re­duce stigma and pro­mote men­tally healthy com­mu­ni­ties.

Part pro­ceeds from the com­edy night will go to the WA As­so­ci­a­tion for Men­tal Health to rein­vest in com­mu­nity men­tal health.

For tick­ets for Stand Up! For Com­edy, visit www.tick­etek. com.au.

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