In Season 2 of MHC's groundbreaking comedy series, New Orleans' top 10 performers take the comedy clubs by storm, delivering hilarious new material and surprising mental health insight on their way to the 2nd annual Cracking Up Comedy Competition. (08:34)
While testing out hilarious new material, New Orleans comics delve into their own mental health journeys. (8:12)
New Orleans comics explore the "miracle of the laugh" and the healing power of comedy. (09:34)
The comedians up their game by workshopping new mental health related jokes. (09:19)
Hilarity and high anxiety in New Orleans, as Cracking Up comics go deep to get laughs. (09:50)
Cracking Up comics stay mentally healthy through collaboration, creativity and a few good laughs. (09:39)
East meets Big Easy, as contestants zen out, kung fu, and get fit to stay at their comedy peak. (09:48)
If it weren't so funny, this would be way too heavy. (8:04)
NOLA comics reveal big dreams, high stakes and new jokes. (07:45)
On the eve of the big show: a proposal, a wedding and a family reunion. (11:29)
And we have a winner! The grand finale of Season 2 brings a champion, big laughs, and gratitude. (11:54)
Comedy and mental health come together in this groundbreaking seven-episode series. In Episode 1, eight comedians begin a hilarious and moving journey to incorporate mental health themes into their material and compete for one grand prize. (7:44)
From nightclubs to day jobs, Austin comics detail their own mental health struggles and expose what life is really like for comedians offstage. (7:15)
Between side-splitting sets, Austin comics explore the cathartic nature of comedy as well as its limitations. (6:14)
As they workshop new material, Austin comedians come clean about the psychological hardships of a career in stand-up comedy. (5:57)
The days leading up to the Cracking Up Austin comedy competition are marked with emotional goodbyes and hopeful new beginnings. (5:15)
The big show! Comics do battle in a hilarious final laugh-off when the unexpected happens... (8:20)
"And the winner is..." Host Matt Sadler crowns the winning comic, but as contestants reflect on what they've gained from the experience, all emerge victorious. (5:13)
A final dose of humor and wisdom as Austin comics explore the question: Is comedy a form of therapy? (5:04)
Dr. Ildiko Tabori, on the mental health of comedians, and how they can help ours
The 36-hour No Sleep Challenge shows just how important it is to get your sleep.
A few challenges don’t keep this family from having a great time.
He lost a good friend in Iraq, but he’s learning to carry the load.