502. Mimi Hayes – Funny in Real Life

Mimi Hayes is a comedian, speaker, and author of “I’ll Be OK, It’s Just a Hole in My Head.” Hayes wrote the book while recovering from a brain injury at the age of twenty-two as a high school teacher. Her honest take on trauma and love followed her to the stage as a stand-up comedian and a public speaker on mental health. She adapted the book into a one-woman show which she debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019. Her podcast “Mimi and The Brain,” has been showcased at national podcast conventions and her work has been featured on National Public Radio, WHYY the Pulse, HelloGiggles, and more. Her latest TED talk is called “Laughter is NOT the best medicine.” Find her on all social media @mimihayesbrain


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Time Stamps:

[00:01:15] Mimi’s health challenges.

[00:06:48] Comedy in pop culture.

[00:09:01] Comedy’s gray area.

[00:13:31] Chris Rock’s latest special.

[00:17:23] Reflections on being 20-something.

[00:20:50] Talking to your younger self.

[00:26:27] Success in the entertainment industry.

[00:30:39] Struggling with reaching success.

[00:34:28] Comedians’ friendships and camaraderie.

[00:36:53] Finding humor in everyday life.

[00:43:01] Dealing with unexpected mishaps.

[00:46:51] Honesty in relationships.

[00:49:40] Connecting through vulnerability.

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