This week we're celebrating the symbiotic relationship between doctors and.....audiences.
Like King MIdas turning lead into gold, medical professionals transform your pain and suffering into pleasure and laughter. Sometimes just for each other, in private, as catharsis at the end of a long day of helping others in distress. And sometimes, for public consumption.
And the patients, er, the audience well, they love it. Just check out the ratings for Grey's Anatomy. This week we talk to the only real doctor on Grey's Anatomy, about her role turning medicine into drama. And then we go to a researcher who found that prime time medicine can be hazardous to your health. We also talk to Dr. Russell Kennedy, part time doc, part time professional comic from Vancouver, about taking stories from the examining room and using them on stage.
As a special treat, here's a longer segment of his routine from a recent show he did at Yuk Yuk's in Vancouver.
NOTE: some listeners might find some of his language offensive.