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Brian Copeland and The Waiting Period
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San Francisco-based stand-up comic Brian Copeland created a one man show called THE WAITING PERIOD, which was an unrelenting look at a ten-day period in Copeland’s life—the mandatory ten-day waiting period before he could lay his hands on the newly purchased gun with which he planned to take his own life. After Robin Williams took his own life, he revived the show. Now he has a Go Fund Me set up in hopes of raising $150,000 so that they can present Brian's show "The Waiting Period" weekly for one year free of charge to the public in order to help those with depression and suicidal thoughts.
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Heaven Sent and Bent: Brian Copeland

Brian discusses his career and his own bouts with depression. We will also talk about his mission to make his one-man-show free for a year so others who are suffering may learn from it.
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Brian Copeland
Brian Copeland has been in show business since he first stepped on the comedy stage at the tender age of 18. Soon he was headlining clubs and concerts across the country and opening for such artists as Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Ringo Starr, and the Queen of soul Aretha Franklin, in venues from The Universal Amphitheater to Constitution Hall in Washington DC. Soon, Copeland branched off into television, appearing on comedy programs on NBC, A&E and MTV. He spent five years as co-host of San Francisco FOX affiliate KTVU breakfast program Mornings on 2 and two years hosting San Francisco ABC affiliate KGO’s Emmy Award winning afternoon talker 7Live.

In 1995, ABC affiliate KGO Radio premiered “The Brian Copeland Show”.

It’s unique mix of talk and entertainment soon made it the most listened to program in its time slot. Copeland branched out into theater in 2004 with his first solo play, NOT A GENUINE BLACK MAN. This critically acclaimed exploration of race and identity created an audience pleasing blend of laughter, tears and sociology that led to the show becoming the longest running solo play in San Francisco theatrical history. Successful runs in Los Angeles and Off Broadway and a bestselling book adaptation followed. GENUINE has been performed in over 30 cities across America.

Copeland’s other theatrical work includes THE WAITING PERIOD, a solo play about his lifelong struggle with depression and the Christmas play THE JEWELRY BOX.

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