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June 30, 2023

S2 Episode 9 - The Funny One

S2 Episode 9 - The Funny One

In this episode we are joined by Laura Claxton - a comedy writer who has written gags for some of the biggest names and programmes in British Comedy.

We explore Laura's late autism discovery as a 30 something woman, and her lifetime of struggles that she has never shared publicly, until now.

Laura discovered very early on her life that if she could be 'the funny one' and make people laugh that she would be ok. Little did she know that her trauma response would see her decades later rapidly making a name for herself as one of the go to voices in British Comedy - we are talking The Jonathan Ross Show, The John Bishop Show, Alan Carr, Celebrity Juice - to name a few.

And when you consider that comedy is a hard industry for a woman anyway to move up in, now imagine being an autistic woman in that industry.

CW: We discuss eating disorders, and Laura's experience as an inpatient as a young adult.

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