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Stand-up Artist Dean Masello Outwits His Demons in "I'm So OCD"

One-Man Show Creates Extraordinary Platform for Rising New York Comic



    NEW YORK, NY, August 17, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- New York-based stand-up comic Dean Masello harnesses his unique worldview and comedic gifts to animate a riveting one-man show, "I'm So OCD." During his performance, Masello weaves a wonderful comic-tragic narrative, taking the audience through an odyssey of extreme family dysfunction, a host of hair-raising brushes with fate, and ultimately to his triumph over dementophobia - the fear of going insane.

Fans of Masello's sly wit and deadpan demeanor are acquainted with the former attorney's struggles to control a variety of ailments - including claustrophobia, sleepwalking and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But they might be surprised to know that the stand-up artist once believed that he was destined for psychosis.

Masello's one-man show, "I'm So OCD," is a hilarious and harrowing ride into the dark terrors of the mind. Through storytelling, interactive video, and some high-tech wizardry, Masello deftly illustrates the intensity of obsessive-compulsive disorder, the paralyzing effects of paranoia, and how the most dangerous traps are the walls we create within our own minds.

The first full performance of Masello's "I'm So OCD" will be featured Friday, August 21, at The PIT Underground Theater, 123 East 24th Street, New York, NY 10010. Showtime is 10:30 p.m. For ticket information and directions please call The PIT at (212) 563-7488

"Dean's show is a feast for the psychoanalyst in all of us, and a case study of how comedy can be plucked from the most overwhelming depths of adversity," said Jennifer Esposito, Associate VP for Operations and Development at Tranquility49 PR. "Dean's one-man show borders on an artistic exploration of his long journey, from personal chaos toward serenity through the ultimate therapeutic tools of humor and compassion."

"Dean's show is the best illustration of OCD I've seen!" said Wayne Lavender, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist who attended an early version of the show in March at the Vineapple Cafe.

"Harrowing!" said stand-up comic Drew Morgan, after experiencing a July preview at QED in Queens, N.Y. "Dean stretched by empathy. OCD sounds hellish!"

To arrange an interview with Dean Masello, please call Tranquility49 PR at +1-212-519-8628 and ask for Ms. Jennifer Esposito.

WHAT: NYC Stand-up Comic Dean Masello in his one-man show, "I'm So OCD."
WHERE: The PIT Underground Theater, 123 East 24th Street, New York, NY 10010, (212) 563-7488
WHEN: Friday, August 21, 2015, 10:30 p.m. (one performance only).
ADMISSION: $10

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