#1672: From Comedy To Advocacy | 51%

51 Percent

27 mins

This week on 51% we highlight some favorites from our archives. Two comedians share their story; one is a disability advocate, the other a mental health advocate. She was the only female comedian who stuttered in the stand-up comedy world when she began more than ten years ago. Nina G says that’s likely attributable to a society that is not inclusive or accessible to those who experience this disability. She details her struggles and triumphs in her memoir, “Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn’t Happen.” Nina G says she wanted to be a comedian from an early age. She spoke with 51%’s Allison Dunne in September 2019 about how it all started. “Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn’t Happen," is published by She Writes Press. You can hear the full interview on episode #1576. In the fall of 2019 I spoke with Jessica Holmes about her book “Depression The Comedy: A Tale of Perseverance.” Holmes is a comedian and writer. She has opened for