Ep. 24: Adam Cayton-Holland on Tragedy Plus Time, Comedy, Mental Health, and the Healing Power of Birdwatching
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This week’s episode features an in-depth conversation with comedian and author Adam Cayton-Holland. We discuss his incredible new memoir TRAGEDY PLUS TIME, mental health, the state of comedy today, and the surprising healing power of birdwatching.
Adam Cayton-Holland is a national touring headliner who was named one of 25 “Comics to Watch” by Esquire magazine and one of “10 Comics to Watch” by Variety. Along with his co-horts in the The Grawlix comedy troupe, Adam created, writes and stars in truTV’s “Those Who Can’t,” in which Adam plays Spanish teacher and bon vivant Loren Payton.
He has appeared on CONAN, The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Happy Endings, Deadbeat, Flophouse, Hidden America and @midnight. He was also featured on the Nerdist, Comedy Bang Bang and Sklarbro County podcasts. Cayton-Holland has performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs, SXSW, and Bridgetown Comedy festivals, and helms his own comedy extravaganza in Denver, the High Plains Comedy Festival. He has also performed at The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.
Adam has three albums, “I Don’t Know If I Happy,” “Backyards,” and “Adam Cayton-Holland Performs His Signature Bits,” all available on iTunes, and his first book, Tragedy Plus Time, is due to be released by Touchstone Books in 2018.
Adam lives with his wife Katie and a purebred Chesapeake Retriever named Annabel Lee. He once threw out the opening pitch at a Colorado Rockies game and people have described him as “genial,” and “with decent teeth.”
His memoir is called Tragedy Plus Time, and is in stores everywhere now. To grab the audiobook for free (and a 30-day free trial of the Audible service), head over to www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/audible.
Full show notes can be found at: www.anxietydiariespodcast.com/24
The mental health podcast that I mention in the episode is Boyz Do Cry, and I highly recommend taking a listen to their show.
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