Johnathan Szeles on pushing through the pain with comedy

Johnathan Szeles looks back on the documentary, Always Amazing, which documents his comedic journey while dealing with a terminal illness.
Always Amazing is a new documentary that covers Szeles' rise and journey as a comic. The film premieres March 10. (Courtesy of Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival)

When comedian and magician Johnathan Szeles, a.k.a The Amazing Johnathan, found out he was terminally ill, his initial instinct wasn't to retire and focus on his health — it was to keep pushing on. When that attitude worsened his condition and he was given a year to live, he embarked on one last comedic run. Always Amazing is a new documentary that covers Szeles' rise and journey as a comic. He joins Tom Power to talk about the relationships he made and mended on that journey.

Always Amazing is having its world premiere this Saturday, March 10 at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver for their Just For Laughs Film Festival.

— Produced by Tyrone Callender