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Connections: The deep emotions behind comedy

Mar 8, 2017

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