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Comedian’s own mental health crisis at heart of solo show, Certified

July 27, 2018 - 10:25 am / Article, News

I have long considered Loose Moose alumnus Jan Derbyshire an insanely funny comic. What I didn’t know was that Derbyshire was once certified insane.

“It started back in 1998 in Toronto. I used to joke that my erratic behaviour and mood shifts were just artistic temperament, but then I was diagnosed as bipolar.

“I ended up in the psychiatric system, but my real psychiatric land was Vancouver. That’s where things escalated and I was eventually certified,” says Derbyshire, who has turned her experience with Canada’s mental-health system into a solo show.

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