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In his first HBO comedy special, Gary Gulman offers candid reflections on his struggles with depression through stand-up and short documentary interludes that provide insight into his mental health journey. While speaking to issues of mental health, Gulman also offers his observations on a number of topics, including his admiration for Millennial attitudes toward bullying, the intersection of masculinity and sports, and how his mother's voice is always in his head. Read More.


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A Taste of Depresh

We Needed Water

Gary has a theory on why millennials don't bully each other as much as his generation did.

Basketball Is Sensitive

Gary explains why basketball was his sport of choice in high school.

Choosing Antidepressants

When prescribing new medication, sometimes Gary's doctor sounds like Dr. Seuss.

Gary Gulman on the Long Road to ‘The Great Depresh’ and His Tips For Struggling Writers

It’s not always easy to tell when a person who makes jokes for a living is clinically depressed.

Talking Mental Health With Judd Apatow, Maria Bamford and Patton Oswalt

At Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, Gary Gulman joined Executive Producer Judd Apatow and comedians Maria Bamford and Patton Oswalt for a show and Q&A benefiting Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services.

A Bonus Dose

Comedy and Depression With Robert Kelly

Gary Gulman and longtime friend comedian Robert Kelly discuss their early days in comedy and the relationship between stand-up and happiness.

Gary’s Childhood Books Tell a Story

In addition to The Lonely Tree, Gary Gulman and his mother look at the other stories Gary penned as a child that may have been cries for help.


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