Jake Solomon

Title of Talk: How Acne Made Me a Comedian

Subhead: How pain can be the best thing to happen to you.

A severe acne sufferer, Jake Solomon was put on a controversial medication whose side effects were linked to suicide and depression. After two years of loneliness, embarrassment and treatment – his skin was clear – but he was still unsure of who he was. Enter open mic night at his college. This became a life-changing experience that led to becoming a stand-up comedian.


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