#AskHotz Anything Thursday at 7PM on Twitter

Ottawa’s own International Man of Misery - Jeremy Hotz –will be taking questions and giving answers for one hour on Twitter Thursday, February 16th at 7pm as part of the Alterna Savings Crackup comedy festival. Join the conversation and #AskHotz anything while he’s backstage preparing for the festival show Crackup for Mental Health presented by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Hotz is considered one of the most unique stand-up comics working today and has quickly become a proven international success, and like a large number of people in the entertainment industry — he lives with mental illness.

Jeremy suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)—a crippling condition for someone who performs live stand-up comedy. But instead of keeping it in the shadows, he welcomes questions about it, in the hopes of bringing it out into the light and dispelling the stigmas associated with mental illness. Most people shy away from confronting the issue of mental illness, but, as Jeremy says, “Anything that educates and helps people understand is a good thing. Knowing that people care will help all that suffer immeasurably.”

Help stop the stigma with @JeremyHotz and @crackup and ask questions using #AskHotz.

And if you did not get a ticket to TONIGHTS Crackup for Mental Health show, you can still see Jeremy Hotz again Saturday, February 18th at the festival finale show, Comedy Night in Canada! Tickets are available at crackup.ca.

Jeremy looks forward to meeting you and “cracking open” doors to improve access to mental health and recovery services in the Ottawa area.

About Alterna Savings Crackup
Alterna Savings Crackup has been presenting comedy for a cause shows for the past 13 years in Ottawa. Formerly named, Cracking-up the Capital, it began as a one-night comedy show and has grown into a two week-long festival that takes place during Winterlude.

With the help of our sponsors, community partners, media partners, and our supporters, Alterna Savings Crackup has raised over $190, 000 in support of local mental health initiatives.

With the support of the United Way Ottawa, this year’s festival will benefit:

Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre - @AmethystCentre
Causeway Work Centre - @CausewayWork 
The Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre - @DaveSmithYouth 
Do It For Daron (DIFD) - @difdroyal 
Partners for Mental Health - @PartnersforMH
The Royal - @TheRoyalMHC
The United Way of Ottawa - @UnitedWayOttawa, and
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health - @WabanoHealth

We look forward to seeing you at our 2017 events. For more information and to purchase your tickets visit our website: www.crackup.ca.

Media Inquires
Jackie Duhard
Director, Communications
Alterna Savings Crackup