Gary Gulman heads to Brooklyn to tape new special ‘The Great Depresh’

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It will be the Peabody native’s fist taped material since 2016’s ‘It’s About Time’

It’s been three years since Gary Gulman’s latest taped special, It’s About Time, made its way to Netflix in May 2016. Now, with word from HBO, the Gul is set to fly again for his debut with the network.

As posted to Medium Tuesday afternoon (May 28), the Peabody native’s next one-hour special, titled The Great Depresh, will be filmed next month at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn on June 22. Naturally the special will be produced and written by Gulman, with Brian Bonfiglio in the Director’s chair, and Judd Apatow taking on the role of executive producer.

“Gary is one of my favorite comics and I am excited to get a chance to work with him on his new special,” Apatow tells Medium. “More than ever, it’s important for us to speak openly about issues of mental health and Gary does so in a way that is both entertaining and poignant.”


According to Executive Vice President of HBO programming, Nina Rosenstein, the comedy veteran’s upcoming hour will test new waters, and will offer a deeper look into Gulman’s struggles with mental illness — a subject the former Boston College tight end has opened up about through various podcasts and interviews over the last few years.

Ahead of the special taping, Gulman is set to make a sold-out, two night stop at Somerville’s Comedy Studio on June 17 and 18.

GARY GULMAN :: Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18 at The Comedy Studio, 1 Bow Market Way in Somerville, MA :: 8 p.m., both shows sold out :: Event info