For anyone who is a a real fan of stand-up comedy they can probably all agree on one thing, Gary Gulman is one of the greatest comedians working today. The man’s approach to comedy is incredible. Well thought out bits that should be taught in stand-up master classes, because they’re witty, smart and most importantly, funny. It should be no surprise when other comedians rave about Gulman, and wish they wrote some of his bits. It’s no surprise that Judd Apatow wanted to take Gary and put his producer efforts behind him to get him a special on HBO.
In his first HBO special, The Great Depresh we have Gary Gulman speaking about the last few years of his life which she struggled with depression, the work he put into get out of it, and the comedy material he mined from it.
To catch you up, in 2015 into 2016 Gary launched a tour, taped, and released his stand-up special It’s About Time. Around the same time he started to get seriously depressed and needed help this effected all aspects of his life, so much in fact that he moved from NY back home to Boston to live with his parents and try to get his life back on track. What should’ve been a huge milestone for a comedian turned out to be anything but. But, Gulman clawed his way back, he sought therapy and talked about his depression. We highly suggest you get the entire story straight from Gulman’s mouth on a October 2017 episode of the podcast, The Hilarious World of Depression where he speaks candidly about the matter.
With “The Great Depresh” in his rearview mirror Gulman did what every great comedians does in the dark times… he wrote jokes about it, toured it, and now taped it for his first stand-up special for HBO. Set to premiere on the channel on October 5th. Tune and watch, for Gary Gulman is one of the best stand-ups in the game, and we can’t be any more excited about this special.
Additionally, any comic looking to up their game should follow Gary on Instagram, there he posts a lot of tips about how he approaches writing comedy. It’s widsom worth its weight in gold.