Mental as Everything by Under the Microscope

Mental As Everything is an original new stage concept by Melbourne based writer, musician and performer, Damon Smith. His personal, day to day experiences with a diagnosis of both OCD and Bipolar disorder have helped Damon develop a transparency regarding his dealings with these two, widely misguided disorders and as a writer/entertainer, creating a show that blends comedy and music alongside an honest and thought-provoking, researched narrative.


As a creator, Damon invites you to pull up a seat next to him at the bar. There’s a sense of intimacy, a hint of sass, and with MAE, there’s more than a hint of the real man behind his work. Damon’s performances are peppered with moments of improvisation and with a wry and thought-provoking stage manner, he can turn the tone to comedic absurdity in the blink of an eye. Just like the mania and depression that he experiences in his personal life with Bipolar Disorder, the mood of the show changes rapidly, which help to make Mental As Everything a truly unique experience, allowing it to work on many, audience engaging levels.


In this two-man show, Damon and his musical cohort, Adam Coad, will take the audience on a brilliantly unique and often awkward journey inside their own heads with hilarious onstage buffoonery and songs pertaining to Mental Illness. Mental As Everything, features both original music and a few existing songs, written by well-known artists that have experienced mental illness.

This show has been rescheduled from 2020 to 2021. We will continue to respond to public health advice and encourage you to check back here for the latest touring dates.

Bringing mental illness and music together with transparency, comedy and a deep personal narrative.

18th Mar 2021 to 7th May 2021

Under the Microscope
Duration: 60 minutes, no interval
Artform: Cabaret
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Date Venue Location More info
18th Mar 2021 The Potato Shed 29 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale, 3222
20th Mar 2021 Portland Arts Centre Cnr Glenelg & Bentinck Streets, Portland, 3305
25th Mar 2021 Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre 96 Graham St, Wonthaggi, 3995
26th Mar 2021 Yea Arts Inc 109 Cheviot Rd, Yea, 3717
27th Mar 2021 Kingston City Hall 979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin, 3189
28th Apr 2021 The Forge Theatre 80 Macean Street, Bairnsdale, 3875
29th Apr 2021 West Gippsland Arts Centre Albert Street, Warragul, 3820
30th Apr 2021 Ballarat Civic Hall 300 Mair Street, Ballarat Central, 3350
7th May 2021 Mount Beauty Community Centre 21 Kiewa Crescent, Mount Beauty, 3699