52 days ago

Laughter the best medicine after all

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

Former mental health nurse Jude Ivy​ gave up working six years ago to dedicate her time to her husband Chris, who was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer and given a year to live.

She looked after him until he died a few months later. Unemployed and alone, Ivy fell into depression, which she had struggled with in the past.

“I stayed strong for him and then when he passed, I collapsed.

“Comedy saved my life,” she said.

The comic has set up her own line-up of comedians, performing at Christchurch’s Austin Club.

“I needed a spark of joy.”

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