347: Josh Johnson on Humor and Healing

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Josh Johnson is a comedian and an Emmy-nominated writer. He is currently a writer on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and a former writer and performer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Josh was named New York’s Funniest Comic at the New York Comey Festival in 2018.

In this episode, Josh Johnson and Eric talk about comedy and how humor can facilitate healing, understanding, and our connection with one another.

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In This Interview, Josh Johnson and I Discuss Humor and Healing and…

  • The duality of being human
  • Using humor as a coping mechanism that can facilitate healing
  • How when you laugh you feel no pain
  • That levity can strip something of its power over us
  • What it means to be truly content
  • The role of comedy in his life
  • The relationship between objectivity and comedy
  • How he’d rather try and fail on stage than not try something out of fear
  • The prevalence of mental health issues in comedians
  • The way humor can change our perspectives
  • How he approaches depressive episodes in his own life
  • How skewed our feedback can be based on who surrounds us

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