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Amazing Things Arts Center

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September 15 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Amy Tee: Chemical-Free Comedy 

Taking self-help to hilarious places

“Not every crazy looks crazy,” says Amy Tee, the comedian and motivational speaker who brings her boyish charm and dry wit to this one-woman show detailing her experiences with alcoholism, bi-polar disorder and an often-bumpy road to recovery. With a storytelling style that shifts between stereotypes and reality, Amy delivers comedy with stigma-busting honesty. “I feel alive,” she says of the work. “I’m candid and exposed yet still fully clothed. This is me. I got reacquainted with me and discovered a kinder, gentler Amy Tee. I like her. She’s hilarious!”

Tickets are $15, $12 for members, and a portion of ticket sales will benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness.   Group rates available (contact the office 508-405-2787).

Identified by the Boston Globe as a comedian to watch, and in Curve magazine as one of the “funniest lesbians in America,” Amy toured nationally and was a featured comedian in the film, Laughing Matters-The Next Generation. However, success was masking a serious battle with alcoholism and mental illness. The day came when it all shattered and she hit the proverbial “rock bottom.” Through a ton of hard work and self-discovery, she is now eight years sober. Because she was given a proper diagnosis and treatment for bipolar disorder, she is thriving and happier than ever.

The newfound wellness inspired her to dedicate her life to helping others, and she founded experiMENTAL Comedy Therapy, an event planning and speaking organization with a mental health focus. As an official IOOV (In Our Own Voice) presenter for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Amy Tee proudly uses her comedy act to serve as a mental wellness advocate. Tee remains a fixture on the comedy circuit, as a regular performer at the Boston Comedy Festival, and also featured on Sirius XM Satellite Radio & LOGO television network.

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