12 Stand-Up Jokes About Depression
Depression is no laughing matter…until it is. It’s a serious illness that affects millions of people, but sometimes those people can find the funny in it. Here are 12 comedians who have managed to take their mental health struggles and find relatable material within it. We would argue that as long as you’re punching up, there’s no subject that’s off limits in comedy. The subject itself doesn’t have to be funny, just the conversation around it. Comedy can help provide relief for mental health. After all, laughter is the best medicine (aside from, you know, real medicine or even like….placebos).
There’s not a shortage of comedians suffering from mental health issues, so let us know if we missed any jokes from comics that you find relatable. Here are 12 of our favorite depression-related jokes, because, hey, we’re fun like that! Know that you’re not alone in your misery, and there will be lighter days.