Vroom Vroom Veer with Jeff Smith
Vroom Vroom Veer with Jeff Smith
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Frank King – Mental Health Comedian
51 minutes Posted Feb 19, 2024 at 3:05 am.
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Frank King is a Suicide Prevention Speaker and Comedian. Frank was a writer for The Tonight Show for 20 years and, a speaker and comedian for 37.Worked with Jeff Foxworthy, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Steve Harvey, Rosie, Ellen, Randy Travis, and Lou Rawls.Frank fought a lifetime battle with Depression and Suicidality, turning that long dark journey of the soul into 12 TEDx Talks, and sharing my insights on Mental Health with colleges, corporations, and associations.
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Started as "fax" joke writer for Jay Leno before he took over for Johnny Carson; wrote about 12-14 jokes during the weekends and sent them in via Fax--only got paid if the jokes were used on the show
Lives with depression and suidical thoughts to this day; has a very solid self-care plan but suicide is still on the table as a soltion to problems
Started body building in sixites, he's intermitment fasting and eating a keto diet, he is definatly in better shape me in my 50's
His father died at age 40 because of his aortic valve; Frank had his aortic valve replaced when he was forty first with a donor human vavle and latter with a mechanical valve
Can speak with experience about preventing suicide and depression because he lives with it and he loves to write jokes
Can write jokes and tag lines "in his sleep"; wakes up at 3 am with his best work and texts his clients immediately
Lived on the road with his wife as a road comic; sold he house and went from town to town telling jokes