All posts by PJ Walsh

Known as one of the hardest working comics behind the microphone, PJ brings everything to the stage at every show. He truly leaves it all on the stage for his audience. His combination of insightful writing, quick wit, boundless energy and physicality make him an outstanding performer in any comedy venue.

In Stitches: Episode 2. “She Saw, She Cared” with Dr. Janelle Junkin

Dr. Janelle Junkin is a lot of things—musician, community music therapist, humor researcher, activist. And, her work brings her to some of humanity’s most challenging places, from conducting research in post-genocide Rwanda to providing music therapy to children in hospice. But the throughline for all her service is a recognition that no one is disposable, everyone has something to offer, and, no matter what you’re doing, you can’t take yourself too seriously.

In the second episode of In Stitches Podcast, we explore Janelle’s wide-ranging work with affected communities and the importance for mental health providers to receive care of their own. Plus, Janelle shares the role humor plays in her personal coping as well as her academic research on creativity and humor.

Dr. Junkin brings joy and strength—and, sometimes, a good laugh to some of the most challenging places. And the world is better off for it. 

Thank you for listening, liking, and sharing!

Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-2-she-saw-she-cared-with-dr-janelle-junkin/id1511400819?i=1000474623288

 Google https://rb.gy/eovts

Anchor https://anchor.fm/in-stitches

Spotify  https://open.spotify.com/episode/52nqEjRRb4QbuSqiOnDkrp

In Stitches: Episode 1. Adam Keys is 99% Dishwasher Safe!

Introducing In Stitches Podcast, an interview-style podcast that explores the humanity in humor.

I’m very passionate about sharing stories of people who have inspired me and I’m equally passionate about the power of laughter. To me, they are both the surprise recognition that we are not alone and provide us with similar experience, clarity, perspective, inspiration, growth & very often a much needed release.

One person who has inspired me (and become a good friend!) is Armed Services Arts Partnership – ASAP founder, Sam Pressler. Our friendship had been forged cultivating a community where veterans, active service members, military families and caregivers can experience support, growth & an outlet through the arts. And our conversations continue to go way beyond that, which led us to creating this podcast!

Sam and I are going to be talking to people from all types of backgrounds: comics and non-comics, first responders and civilians, and everyone in between. In every episode, we’ll unearth the role that humor played in our guests’ lives—both how humor helped and, sometimes, how humor hurt. We hope to capture that messy middle between comedy and tragedy, laughter and tears. 

In our inaugural Episode, we speak with Adam Keys – “One Step Forward” – During Adam’s first tour in Afghanistan his vehicle hit an Improvised explosive device. He was the only survivor, lost three limbs and has undergone 140+ surgeries. Adam refused to be defined by what he’s lost, but chooses to be defined by what he’s gained, which includes a killer sense of humor!

Please do us a favor by following the In Stitches Podcast page, give us a like, leave a comment & help support these incredible individuals by listening and sharing!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/1XrIwwFNFdA

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4S3YUjDT8Btm7DKm0qMdCq

Google: https://rb.gy/lfftip

Matt Iseman and PJ Walsh at Virginia Beach Funny Bone

Get ready for a special week with American Ninja Warrior host Matt Iseman and Ninja Warrior competitor PJ Walsh. Best of friends and comedians for over twenty years Matt and PJ are bringing their style of “Working Class Comedy” to the Virginia Beach Funny Bone Comedy Club. Matt, a Princeton graduate and former doctor (yes… a doctor!) and PJ, a US Navy veteran and member of the White House Dental Team (yes… the White House!) share a love for making people laugh and respect for any audience that puts gas in their car, purchases tickets, gets a babysitter (or just leaves the baby at home alone) & spends an evening at their shows. It’s your time off work and their time at it. Don’t miss out on these nights of jokes, storytelling & friendship!

Tickets available at www.vb.funnybone.com and use the discount code below!

#VBStrong

Within the DNA of all comedy communities is the desire and willingness to help in the face of tragic events. The Hampton Roads area felt it deeply after May 31st and has banded together to create this event supporting the victims’ families. I believe laughter is the surprise recognition that we are not alone. It brings us closer to one another. It doesn’t erase the event, pain or fear, but sharing in a positive experience in the wake of darkness could often be a step towards healing. If you are near Town Center tomorrow (July 14th), stop in to the Virginia Beach Funny Bone for their Comedy Marathon between noon and midnight in support of the community. #VBStrong

Posted by Virginia Beach Funny Bone on Wednesday, June 26, 2019