Day: October 11, 2019

HBO frees up Gary Gulman’s “The Great Depresh” for a limited time in honor of World Mental Health Day

HBO’s comedy special Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh will be available on HBO.com and HBO’s YouTube channel in full for free through Saturday, Oct. 12. They’re doing so as part of HBO’s partnership with It’s OK to recognize the importance of destigmatizing mental health issues. Gulman’s new special premiered last Saturday and it’s great! You can read my full review in Decider. Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh, available for free through Oct. 12, 2019, on HBO.com and HBO’s YouTube...

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Comedy Central commits to mental health with first PSA

To mark World Mental Health Day yesterday, Comedy Central, in partnership with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), a program of the National Council for Behavioral Health, premiered its first Be The Difference public service announcement (PSA) featuring Jeff Ross, Matteo Lane and Yamaneika Saunders. Comedy Central says this is the first step toward a long-term social impact campaign changing the culture around mental health. The TV network will air this PSA throughout October. Comedy Central also has a page online devoted to mental health. The network’s employees, in addition, will sign up for Mental Health First Aid at Work, a program teaching participants how to identify, understand...

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Watch Laughing Matters: The Funny Business of Being Sad

Rainn Wilson’s SoulPancake just put out a moving half-hour documentary via Funny or Die that’s worth watching whether you’re a comedian, know a comedian, or are a living human being in 2019. Laughing Matters opens with a reminder of how we felt in 2014 when we learned that Robin Williams had committed suicide, followed by a quick montage of other comedians who left us too soon, either from substance abuse, suicide or just by accident. Chris Farley, John Belushi, Sam Kinison, Mitch Hedberg, Brody Stevens, Greg Giraldo, Lenny Bruce, Harris Wittels. Then we visit with 11 comedians who are...

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Nikki Glaser to host “Blind Date” reboot for Bravo

Blind Date, which first debuted in 1999 and ran for 10 syndicated seasons and 1440 episodes, is coming back, this time on Bravo. And this time, hosted by stand-up comedian Nikki Glaser. The Blind Date reboot on Bravo premieres Nov. 18, 2019, at 11:30 p.m. A nod to the original format with a modernized twist to match social media trends, each half-hour episode focuses on two couples of varying ethnicity, sexual orientation and age. As each unpredictable date progresses, only time will tell if these strangers struggle to connect or find their perfect match. Glaser, hot off of her...

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