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April 12, 2024 β€’ 72 mins

Ever wondered if your therapist secretly moonlights as a comedian? This week on "So What Do You Really Do?", Deadair Dennis Maler dives into the fascinating life of Dr. Ellen Orchid, a psychiatrist who's been cracking skulls (both metaphorical and comedic) since the 80s NYC boom.
Ellen shares incredible stories of performing alongside female comedic icons and the challenges they faced. They'll also talk about her time on 'The View' and her role portraying a psychiatrist on 'The Sopranos.' They also dive deep into her experiences in medical school and the advancements in psychology and psychiatry over the years, including the use of ketamine therapy. Ellen discusses the challenges of balancing a career in medicine and comedy and her plans for the future. The conversation also touches on the portrayal of mental health in media and the impact of documentaries like 'By Day By Night.'
This episode is a hilarious exploration of the human mind, the medical field, and the power of a good punchline. So grab your stethoscope and a chuckle, because you're about to witness a therapy session unlike any other! If you've ever had to balance two wildly different worlds or just love a good laugh about life's unexpected turns, this episode is for you. Don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe for more gut-busting tales from BIG Comedy Network.
Ellen Orchid is a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine with an MD and Ph.D. in Neuroscience, as part of their Medical Scientist Training Program. She did a psychiatry residency at New York University - Bellevue Hospital.
She is board-certified and has practiced psychiatry for 40 years. She began stand-up in 1982 and has performed on "The View", "Live with Regis",
"America's Funniest Viewers", and "Oprah's Funniest Viewers".
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🎀 Creator & Host: Deadair Dennis Maler
🌟 Presented By: Big Comedy Network
🎢 Music: Scott Lester & The Dirty Dottys
🎨 Cover Art: April Richelle
πŸ™Œ Special Thanks: Ewan Gotfryd
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