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Last month OnTrackNY had its first comedy event!

 

The OnTrackNY Stand Up for Mental Health Recovery Event showcased the amateur comedy of young people, peer specialists, Youth Coordinators, and OnTrack Central staff for this one of kind event!

 

Over the course of roughly 2 months, professional comedians and mental health advocates, David Granirer (founder of Standup For Mental Health) and Syd Bosel coached 6 volunteers on how to craft, refine, and deliver a 5-minute set based on their experiences with mental health. Friends, families, peers, and colleagues came from all over to see the 1½ hour comedy showcase of hard work and great jokes from this group of first-time comedians. Check out the recording of the event here

 

The event was held in New York City at the NYSPI Auditorium and was kicked off with a meet & greet complete with pizza and refreshments before the show. The show featured David, 4 OnTrackNY employees, and 2 Statewide Youth and Young Adult Council members with music provided by DJ LOL.

 

 

 

portraits of many faces