girl on guy 129: paul gilmartin
free from the jaws of the beast
March 4, 2014
paul gilmartin is honest. remarkably so. honest about his drinking. honest about his struggle with depression. honest about his bouts of suicidal ideation.
and you would think, considering the subject matter, that paul would be kind of a bummer to be around.
miraculously, he isn’t. paul is a comedian, a man who made his living making other people laugh while simultaneously struggling to wrestle his darkest impulses to the ground. at his most successful, he was also his most depressed, and also his most self-medicated.
but out of that darkness came an idea — a way to give voice to that darkness, and bring it into the light. paul started a podcast about mental health, sobriety, and honesty, called the mental illness happy hour — a place where he, and others, could tell the truth about the darkest parts of themselves and feel at home. he lived through, and continues to triumph over, depression and addiction. and somehow he makes it all hilarious.
paul gilmartin is funny, but he also tells the truth. which is usually the most hilarious thing of all.
join comedian paul gilmartin and aisha as they grapple with night terrors, wrestling bears, crappy reincarnation, checking the toilet, evil obituaries, emotional incest, tumorous parents, getting your medication right, cutting out your parents and losing respect for sunset boulevard. plus paul and aisha overdose on chocolate. or something like that.
girl on guy has a tummy ache.
don’t play this for your mom.