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The Funny Shrink Podcast

The Funny Shrink Podcast

By Mike Cotayo
They say laughter is the best medicine, and no one knows that better than comedians. In this inaugural episode, co-hosts Mike Cotayo (The Funny Shrink) and Frank King (The Mental Health Comedian) talk about how they have used humor to get through the toughest of situations. Come have a listen on the comedy couch!
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EPISODE 11 The Funny Shrink Presents Transgender and Talented
Transgender Sensation Sammie James has been very busy during the pandemic. Both transgender and disabled, Sammie James has a unique perspective that she brings to the stage whenever she performs, and she has overcome a lot of obstacles in her life, and has learned how to tackle with dignity and humor. Sammie hosts a weekly variety show called We Are Trans featuring amazingly talented Trans Performers. Check out the Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/WE-ARE-TRANS-102682674562895
34:26
August 14, 2020
Episode 10 The Funny Shrink Presents… Frank and Mike talk Resilience on the Road
Frank King and Mike Cotayo are comedy veterans who performed on the road for years. Resilience is what a road comic needs to survive in this field! Come have a listen on the comedy couch as Frank and Mike talk about their stories of road work and resilience!
47:57
August 9, 2020
Episode 9 The Funny Shrink Presents… Sharon Shares
Mental health is often times exacerbated by trauma, and our next guest is acutely aware of the correlation between trauma and mental illness. Our next guest, Sharon Simon, had a very complicated childhood where she learned that she had to protect herself from the adults around her. She works hard to keep her disorder under control, and is a mental health advocate, stand up comedian, and a peer specialist and counselor dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder. She is an expert on this because she has struggled with this disorder herself. Come in and take a seat on the comedy couch and listen to Sharon talk about how she has taken her experience with mental illness, and learned how to mange her life in a healthier way. You can check out her work on BMG Channel 217 on Vivalive TV. Highlights from the dating show Sharon produces will air on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.
41:02
August 7, 2020
Episode 8 The Funny Shrink Presents… Dishin’ With Dara
We have all had bad first dates, and our podcast guest is no different. Dara Jemmott is an amazing comedian who is on fire. She is a force to be reckoned with, and it all started with a bad first date. Come in and take a seat on the comedy couch and listen to Dara explain how she turned a bad experience on a first date into a thriving comedy career. You can check her out  on instagram @chocolatejem.
41:17
August 1, 2020
Episode 7 The Funny Shrink Presents… Death is Tragic
Death is a tragic part of life, and it is something we have all experienced. It can feel overwhelming, exhausting, and is often unfair. Come in and take a seat on the comedy couch and listen to your podcast hosts talk about how they have handled death in the past, and how they get through the tough times.
39:49
July 26, 2020
Episode 6 The Funny Shrink Presents... Jim Mendrinos “ The Beefmaster ”
Jim Mendrinos is a renaissance man! He has done it all. From starting comedy at19, to writing for numerous TV shows, he also has an extensive e career touring the world doing stand up, helping to create an indelible mark on the society we live in. He was also the co-creator and mastermind behind the NY Underground Comedy Festival, launching the careers of several stand ups, and allowed for over 70 new comedians to be featured on TV. His newest endeavor: NewMediaComedy Productions is just one of his many ventures. Please check out his Amazon Prime Comedy Special Not Dead Yet!
45:28
July 17, 2020
Episode 5 The funny shrink presents Stories with Stan
Children should always be able to rely on adults to protect them and put their safety first, but what happened when the people you are supposed to trust violate you and steal your innocence. That is exactly what happened when our guest Stan Talouis encountered sexual abuse at the hands of his grandfather. Come in and take a seat on the comedy couch and listen to our guest Stan Talouis talk about how he was able to cope with sexual abuse, and use the tools of humor and awareness to live a more resilient life. For more info on Stan’s podcasts, please check out: Trash Talk Podcast and That's My S**T Podcast.
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July 11, 2020
Episode 4 The Funny Shrink Presents...Staying Safe and Sane During COVID-19
We are in the midst of a global pandemic, and our world has completely changed for the unforeseeable future. We don’t have the luxury of interacting with family and friends the way we used to, and this has caused great spikes in mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Come in and take a seat on the comedy couch and listen to your podcast hosts talk about how they have chosen to stay safe and sane in this new unchartered world of COVID.
40:07
July 10, 2020
Episode 3 The Funny Shrink Presents...Karith Foster
What happens when you thin k that you have to grow up perfect? You realize you can't be happy if you're worried about doing everything right. Karith Foster learned the hard way that you can be perfect, or you can be happy. Come have a listen on the comedy couch, as she tells you how she survived many of her struggles. She has a new book out, which is a must have! Visit the link to order now! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089G8JM9P?fbclid=IwAR1uswA_E3_KnJv5PAp9u1JPj1JaylCYUwbOgn3MBx1O2k9HhoOl-_Dk4KQ#customerReviews
31:58
July 6, 2020
Episode 2 - The Funny Shrink Presents...Aditya Surendran
When you are a child of older parents, you take on a lot of responsibility. Listen to what happened as our guest left his career, his friends and the life he had established for himself to move back to his childhood home to care for his parents.
48:04
July 3, 2020
Episode 1 The Funny Shrink Presents...
They say laughter is the best medicine, and no one knows that better than comedians. In this inaugural episode, co-hosts Mike Cotayo (The Funny Shrink) and Frank King (The Mental Health Comedian) talk about how they have used humor to get through the toughest of situations. Come have a listen on the comedy couch!
36:11
June 28, 2020