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Connections: The deep emotions behind comedy

A recent CNN documentary explored the link between success in comedy and mental illness. Many of the most successful people in comedy have struggled with depression and other ailments.

Our panel discusses how they choose -- or choose not -- to incorporate their own struggles into their work. Our guests are all stand-up comedians:

  • Kelsey Claire Hagen
  • Kyle Baker
  • Andrea Springer
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
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