Stand-up Comedy and Mental Illness: A Conversation with Byron Bertram

Bryon Bertram

By Joseph Santiago 

Bryon Bertram

My battle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder started out like so many others. I hope my stories I write gives others hope as you can live a completely happy and fulfilling life even with OCD.

I have never had a quiet mind.

Instead of being mindful of the present, I anxiously roll through a litany of terrible future possibilities, even though none of them are terribly likely.

In particular, I have difficulty with intrusive thoughts. For me, this means that my brain likes to play a little game of “what would be the most inappropriate thing to do right now?” read more