10 Jan 2024

Comedy and Cartwheels: Dr Jo Prendergast

From Summer Times, 11:25 am on 10 January 2024

She goes by the stage name Jo Ghastly and is a comedian psychiatrist and cancer survivor.

Dr Jo Prendergast is a big proponent of using comedy to get through hard times.

She's about to start a tour of comedy shows in the South Island called Cancer and Cartwheels. Jo has also recently published When Life Sucks, a book for guiding teenagers through tough times.

Jo joins Anna to talk through a range of mental health topics like toxic positivity, body neutrality and why summer is a good time to check your body for any unusual lumps. 

Comedian and author Dr Jo Prendergast

Comedian and author Dr Jo Prendergast Photo: Emma Smart