My name is Don Biswas. I graduated from University of Liverpool with a Business Studies degree. I now work as a part time administration assistant and a stand-up comedian. University was a tough experience both academically and socially as I had three undiagnosed difficulties, but through my sheer determination I managed to graduate. I was diagnosed with Dyspraxia (coordination and organisation difficulties), mild Asperger’s aged 25 and later on in life with ADHD.
Fast forward a few years later after graduating, aged 25 I was sacked from a job, had a lack of friends and being diagnosed with two difficulties meant that I started to suffer from depression. Luckily, I discovered stand-up comedy at the same time. Due to lack of making eye contact and overall communications problems, meant I was never a natural performer, but slowly got better at it, in time.
I have problems, taking things too literally, (an Asperger’s trait), which helps me write, well-crafted jokes, which I feel is what makes me stand out from the crowd of other comedians.