The great depresh

Even comedians and filmmakers get depressed during lockdown

Comedian Gary Gulman and filmmaker Judd Apatow talked about depression during the pandemic. They said their 2019 HBO stand-up special couldn't be more relevant today. Watch an excerpt from Gulman's number below.

  • The 2019 stand-up special was called "The Great Depresh" and it was inspired by Gulman's own struggles with what he calls "debilitating depression and anxiety".
  • Apatow, who produced the HBO special, revealed he too has rough days.
  • "The Great Depresh" could be nominated for an Emmy.

Judd Apatow's name is huge in the comedy world. He has produced many films and TV shows, such as The cable Guy, Bridesmaids, The 40-year-old virgin and shows like Freaks and Geeks and Funny or Die Presents. The producer/writer has a net worth over $90 million. He is married to the beautiful actress who appears in many of his movies, Leslie Mann. Apatow admits to being a news junkie and when the pandemic started he had to find a way of taking his mind off of it in order to stay sane. 

Producer Judd Apatow and his wife, actress Leslie Mann

Comedian Gary Gulman revealed he checked into a mental health facility almost two years ago due to what he calls "debilitating depression and anxiety". 

"It's important to be open and honest and share your painful thoughts and fears, your worries and your doubts and insecurities, because you're going to find that people on the other side are feeling the same thing" said Gulman.

Comedian Gary Gulman opened up about depression

The Great Depresh could be nominated for an Emmy for tackling important issues. Both Gulman and Apatow are grateful for the recognition. Gulman's purpose is to eliminate stigma surrounding the illness by sharing his personal experience. "It would be an honor just to be nominated," said the comedian. Watch the trailer below.


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