This is a short 13 minute video by Jaik Campbell explaining some of the journey which went before and into writing the book “Shining A light on Stuttering – How One Man Used Comedy To Turn His Impairment Into Applause” (co written with Dale F. Williams, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F is a Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Florida Atlantic University, where he also serves as Director of the Fluency Clinic. In addition, he is a consultant for Language Learning Intervention and Professional Speech Services.)
The book is the story of Jaik Campbell, a stand-up comedian notable for his appearances at the internationally renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, the London comedy circuit, and British television.
Jaik’s quest to excel in these highly competitive settings was made all the more difficult by his personal battle with a lifelong stutter. By creatively balancing Jaik’s inspirational story with clearly-presented and current information about stuttering, the authors provide readers with academic, diagnostic, therapeutic, and personal perspectives of this mysterious disorder.
Jaik Campbell (BSc, MSc by Research) is a part-time British stand-up comedian, writer and was an Edinburgh Fringe Festival regular between 2001 and 2008.
He completed his bachelor’s degree in geography at Bristol University and his master’s at Edinburgh University, but following various unfulfilling office jobs he decided to follow his dream of becoming a stand-up comedian.
After a few years on the London comedy circuit, he performed stand-up at prestigious venues such as The Comedy Store, Banana Cabaret and Headliners, appeared on BBC and ITV television, and reached the finals of several UK comedy competitions.