Let’s face it: Even as an adult, it can be hard to discuss mental health, feelings, and differences. But do you know what’s even harder? Discussing these things when you’re a teenager. Oh, and even harder than that? Getting up in front of an audience to do it. And making it funny.
This won’t stop eight New York-area Jewish teens, who have been working with professional stand-up comedians from MTV and Comedy Central, to write and perform short, original comedy sets about resilience and loving their differences. They will be making their debut at the iconic Caroline’s Comedy Club in Times Square alongside their professional comedy coaches.
But wait, there’s more—the performance is part of Here.Now., a mental health initiative for Jewish teens that seeks to build a teen-driven mental health movement to provide support, build connections, and destigmatize mental health treatment for Jewish teens in the New York area.
The show will be at Caroline’s Comedy Club in Times Square on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m., doors open at 2:30 p.m. click here to purchase tickets. It’s a mitzvah!
Please note: The event is open to all, but recommended for high school-age and up due to the mature nature of some of the material.
This post is part of the Here.Now series, which seeks to destigmatize mental health,
and is made possible by UJA-Federation of New York and The Jewish Board.
You can find other educational mental health resources here.