Local comedian uses laughter and writing to help channel mental disorder

Get Adobe Flash player

Comedian Bill O'Conner uses comedy and writing as more than hobbies. He uses it to focus the energy that comes form being Unipolar, which is a disorder similar to being bipolar, just with only one end of the spectrum, and for Bill, it's the upside. As a retired firefighter from the Bronx, a former illegal bookie and now a stand-up comic, Bill has lived a life that would seem unorthodox to most.WARNING: This video contains language not appropriate for children. Viewer discretion is advised. (Video and photos by Matt Tripp)