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Ruby Wax

Comedian and Mental Health Activist

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 Ruby Wax Biography

Ruby Wax is a loud, funny woman -- who spent much of her comedy career battling depression in silence. Now her work blends mental health advocacy and laughs.

Winston Churchill called it "the Black Dog" -- a depression that settled over him and drained the flavor from life. Ruby Wax knows the Black Dog well; throughout the '80s and '90s, during a flourishing career as a brash comedian and interviewer in the UK, it trotted at her heels, even while she was interviewing the Duchess of York and sorting through Imelda Marcos' shoes.

After taking a timeout to learn how to manage the condition, Ruby produced a stand-up comedy show called "Losing It" that directly addresses her mental health experiences, hilariously but powerfully. And she's started up a new social network called the Black Dog Tribe, which offers a community and support to people with depression. As she says: "I've always said to myself, if you've got a disability, use it."

In 2013, Ruby obtained a Masters degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from the University of Oxford to increase her understanding of the brain and the science behind mental health issues. She has used this knowledge as the basis for her Sunday Times number 1 bestselling book and theatre show, Sane New World: Taming the Mind, an accessible, fascinating insight into human behaviour and a manual for understanding how the brain works.These days she promotes understanding of the brain and campaigns for greater mental health awareness and destigmatization.

Ruby became a patron for the British Neuroscience Association and brought mental health issues to the foreground in Parliament through work at the Home Office and speaking at Downing Street to raise money for neuroscience research. Amongst other charity work, Ruby became an ambassador for Mind and SANE, has held open sessions for sufferers and set up dedicated social networking communities for mental health. She performed her first show, ‘Losing It’, based on her experiences of clinical depression, in a number of institutions and charities, and has become a leading speaker on mental issues, including appearances at TEDGlobal 2012, various UK National Health Trusts, the Royal College of Nursing, British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Women of the World Festival UK and Comic Relief.

In April 2015 it was announced that Ruby Wax will be awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, for her services to mental health.

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Ruby Wax

Comedian and Mental Health Activist

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Ruby Wax Biography

Ruby Wax is a loud, funny woman -- who spent much of her comedy career battling depression in silence. Now her work blends mental health advocacy and laughs.

Winston Churchill called it "the Black Dog" -- a depression that settled over him and drained the flavor from life. Ruby Wax knows the Black Dog well; throughout the '80s and '90s, during a flourishing career as a brash comedian and interviewer in the UK, it trotted at her heels, even while she was interviewing the Duchess of York and sorting through Imelda Marcos' shoes.

After taking a timeout to learn how to manage the condition, Ruby produced a stand-up comedy show called "Losing It" that directly addresses her mental health experiences, hilariously but powerfully. And she's started up a new social network called the Black Dog Tribe, which offers a community and support to people with depression. As she says: "I've always said to myself, if you've got a disability, use it."

In 2013, Ruby obtained a Masters degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from the University of Oxford to increase her understanding of the brain and the science behind mental health issues. She has used this knowledge as the basis for her Sunday Times number 1 bestselling book and theatre show, Sane New World: Taming the Mind, an accessible, fascinating insight into human behaviour and a manual for understanding how the brain works.These days she promotes understanding of the brain and campaigns for greater mental health awareness and destigmatization.

Ruby became a patron for the British Neuroscience Association and brought mental health issues to the foreground in Parliament through work at the Home Office and speaking at Downing Street to raise money for neuroscience research. Amongst other charity work, Ruby became an ambassador for Mind and SANE, has held open sessions for sufferers and set up dedicated social networking communities for mental health. She performed her first show, ‘Losing It’, based on her experiences of clinical depression, in a number of institutions and charities, and has become a leading speaker on mental issues, including appearances at TEDGlobal 2012, various UK National Health Trusts, the Royal College of Nursing, British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Mindfulness in the Workplace, Women of the World Festival UK and Comic Relief.

In April 2015 it was announced that Ruby Wax will be awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, for her services to mental health.

Ruby Wax Videos

  • Ruby Wax: What's so funny about mental illness?
    Diseases of the body garner sympathy, says comedian Ruby Wax -- except those of the brain. Why is that? With dazzling energy and humor, Wax,...
  • How Neuroplasticity Could Help with Depression, with Ruby Wax
  • We Are Addicted to Our Brains, with Ruby Wax

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  • How to book Ruby Wax?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ruby Wax for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ruby Wax, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ruby Wax or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ruby Wax?

    Booking fees for Ruby Wax, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ruby Wax, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ruby Wax?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ruby Wax for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ruby Wax for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ruby Wax or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ruby Wax or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ruby Wax is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ruby Wax for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Ruby Wax generally travels from UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Malte Spitz, John Hodgman, Usman Riaz, Daphne Koller and Michael Anti. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ruby Wax for an upcoming event.

Ruby Wax Speaker Videos

  • Ruby Wax: What's so funny about mental illness?
    Diseases of the body garner sympathy, says comedian Ruby Wax -- except those of the brain. Why is that? With dazzling energy and humor, Wax, diagnosed a decade ago with clinical depression, urges us...
    How Neuroplasticity Could Help with Depression, with Ruby Wax
  • We Are Addicted to Our Brains, with Ruby Wax
    Sunrise - Ruby Wax reveals depression issues - YouTube
  • Ruby Wax Talks About Stress, Anxiety & Mindfulness. - YouTube

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