Gary Gulman: The Great Depresh (2019) | Talking Medication on the Radio | HBO


FRED TOUCHER:
98.5 ,The Sports Hub,
we’re Toucher and Rich.
Gary Gulman coming on after a–
not only an NLCS game,
but a Patriots primetime game.That is the kind of
bending-over-backward
we’re doing for him,
because he has
this big documentary crew.
All right, what–
What is going on with this documentary? I’m making a new special
called the–The Great Depresh.-Because–
-(SNEERING) Why don’t you just call it
“DeSean”? (LAUGHTER) I remember I was supposed
to do a show with you guys. Yeah, it was our
tenth-anniversary show. -Yes. Yes.
-Yeah, yeah. We promoted it for months
upon months. At the very Wilbur,
you’ll be performing on Friday, November 2nd. But I had to cancel,
and I don’t know how– how much information
they gave about why I was–
was cancelling. It was because you hated us. (LAUGHING) RICH SHERTENLIEB:
I think that’s quite– That was the way
it was sold to us. You found something better
to do. No.
The truth was I was very sick with the– with the depresh.
I was, uh– -SHERTENLIEB: Oh.
-Yeah. -SHERTENLIEB: For real?
-Yeah, yeah. I was–
I was in the fetal position. So, now, did you just cancel
everything that was going on? I canceled everything
that was going on, and I was going to–
I was gonna stop doing comedy. I couldn’t perform. You taking anything?
Cause I’ve taken everything. I’m taking everything. I’m on everything
but roller skates right now. All right. -Because I got to Paxil.
-Okay. -And I got, uh, Lamotrigine.
-Had it, yes. Yes, of course, Wellbutrin,
Zoloft, Paxil, Abilify, Lamictal, Cymbalta. I’ve had taken– I’ve literally
taken all of those. Yes, it’s the cocktail
that works. Taking them one at a time
was never enough. I always had to double up. And then there’s always the–
The Klonopin, in case I get really anxious. TOUCHER: The bad thing about
the Klonopin is if you take it to go to sleep,
guess what? You’re never sleeping again. (LAUGHING) So, now through all this,
have you been able to find out, kind of, what the trigger was,
or what the root was? Or– I was diagnosed with it,
like 18 or 19, I started seeing a–
a therapist when I was a freshman in college. Which, in ’89,
you had to sneak in and out. I was so embarrassed
to go see a– -SHERTENLIEB: Of course.
-to go see a therapist. And he gave me his card,
I was like, “What if somebody finds this
on me?” (LAUGHING) You’re on a date and you leave
your wallet on the table. (LAUGHING) All right, so, uh, Gary,
you are– You’re doing better,
you’re feeling good– Yes. You’ve got all this new
material. -Yes.
-Okay. And you made jokes about–
you going through depression, -right?
-Going through depression, through the hospital,
through all the treatments– SHERTENLIEB:
How do you make that funny? -Okay.
-It wasn’t easy, I had to put a lot of time
in my notebooks, and– And getting on stage
every night. And I had been off stage
for a long time, and I missed it.
When I got back, I was fervent, -so…
-Yeah. Well listen,
it’s always a pleasure to see you, Gary. Thanks so much for having me in,
guys. -Anytime.
-Thanks for understanding. -Oh, no, absolutely.
-And, yeah. Local boy done good. Uh, when we come back,
we’ll find out what Zolak and Bertrand
have on the way. Well, I’m–
I had no idea. And I’m– it’s, I didn’t– -And obviously–
-Yeah, sorry for being a dick -about it.
-(LAUGHING) GARY GULMAN: All right, Wallach.
Great to see you, brother. JON WALLACH:
Good to see you too. (LAUGHING)

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