Legendary comic Jo Brand joins the show to share stories from her history as a psychiatric nurse and her time as one of the country’s top comics. Jo pulls on years of experience to talk about the psychological benefits of having a great sense of humour. Jo says that in the darkest of times, a sense of humour can build your resilience and protect your mental health. For Jo, a jest can justify a difficult situation.With a career in comedy, Jo knows the importance of humour in everyday life. Whether on the stage or providing medical service to psychiatric patients, Jo says that humour can create connections and change people’s perception of any situation. “I think in those ways, you can really contribute to changing people's minds a bit.”Want to learn how to handle the hecklers on stage and in the office? Join Jo as she jokes and jousts with mental health and bullies only on The Humourology Podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.