Brian Finch knows a thing or two about “humour” and HIV. As a fellow HIV positive gay man (and addict in recovery) he has applied his entertaining world view to serving as editor of PositiveLite, an uplifting HIV/AIDS oriented site, and to his personal blog, Acid Reflux.
The internet brought Brian and I together almost as soon as My Fabulous Disease launched, due to our obvious affection for mixing humor with our health challenges. This month, Brian interviewed me about my own site and what role humor plays in my recovery. He includes some fun links so I hope you’ll check it out.
Brian is Canadian but manages to be funny anyway. Most recently he went on a shameless, ego-crushing quest to win a meaningless (to most) prize from Kathy Griffin. Brian produced a video begging to win a contest for a personal meet-and-greet she was doing. He did everything in the video but film himself in the shower naked. Okay, he did that too. He lost the contest anyway.
Undeterred, Brian continues his blogging and produces a video series called “The Real Hags of Cabbagetown.” If you think his sense of humor is odd, you may be mildly disconcerted to know there are more like him, whom he features in the offbeat series.