Speaking: Anxiety & Comedy – Neil Hughes

Neil Hughes is a comedian, physicist, anxiety sufferer and the author of ‘Walking on Custard & the Meaning of Life’, a unique combination of autobiographical confessions, humorous fantasy fiction, and a ‘how-to’ for anxiety & happiness.

Neil is available to speak on a variety of topics including anxiety, mental health awareness, mindfulness, self-knowledge, openness, laughter and physics.

Neil Hughes speaking at OneTrackMinds, October 2016

Neil Hughes speaking at OneTrackMinds, October 2016

As well as sharing about mental health, he is currently developing a comedy show, writing his first novel and perfecting the art of the pasta bake.

Neil related very well to the students with humorous stories and his down to earth humility. All took something away to think about for the future.Fettes College, Edinburgh


TEDxLeamington Spa 2015 Event Photos

Neil Hughes speaking at TEDxLeamington Spa, 2015

Neil speaks at schools, universities, conferences, businesses and groups, warmly sharing funny stories alongside techniques for handling tricky emotions.

(And even the occasional comedy song. It’s only fair you should be warned about this possibility.)

He works hard to customise the experience for your particular audience and their needs.

Inner critic: You know, it’s weird that this page is in the third person, but everywhere else you just write normally. Why are you doing this?

Ssh, inner critic! This bit is professional.

Thank you for your contribution to raising awareness and understanding of mental ill health. You are a star!Norman Lamb, MP


The exact fee will depend on the nature of the engagement, time required, and so on.

However, the fee is flexible depending on your means; please don’t allow financial concerns to prevent you from asking.

(While Neil needs to eat, he also genuinely wants to share the lessons he’s learned about anxiety to those who may benefit from it.)


To discuss a speaking opportunity – or anything else – please email “neil [at] walkingoncustard.com”


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What People Say

He uses words to get concepts acrossA fictional client

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Highly recommended!eBay feedback, circa 2004

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Is this professional? I don't even know anymore.

Is this professional? Should it be at the top? I don’t even know anymore.