As the world struggled to make sense of Robin Williams suicide, a friend asked stand-up comedian Kermet Apio if it’s true that comedians are sad people. This was his answer.
Young Comedian, Kevin Breel, Tells of his Struggle with Depression and Societies Unwillingness to Confront It (Video).
“No one has ever responded to a comment like ‘Shut up, F*ck-face!’ with a sincere ‘Ah, I see your point now.’”
Zach Galifianakis’s brother used to strip him down and drag him across the lawn, holding him by his ankles so passing cars could see his naked, pubescent body. But Zach didn’t mind. It’s this kind of nonchalance toward trauma that sculpted the good man I think should be the new king of comedy. Galifianakis is […]