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The Hilarious World of Depression:
Join host John Moe, comedians Sam Grittner and Bill Corbett, and musical guests Little Fevers, to gain some insight, have some laughs, and celebrate the launch of the new podcast The Hilarious World of Depression!
A show about clinical depression... with laughs? Well, yeah. Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a podcast series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Podcast episodes include Dick Cavett, Peter Sagal, Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins and more. If you have not met the disease personally, it’s almost certain that someone you know has, whether it’s a friend, family member, colleague, or neighbor. Depression is a vicious cycle of solitude and stigma that leaves people miserable and sometimes dead. Frankly, we’re not going to put up with that anymore.
The Hilarious World of Depression is made possible by a grant from HealthPartners’ and its Make It Okay campaign, which works to reduce the stigma of mental health.
Sam Grittner is a writer and comedian currently taking up space in NYC. He has written for Playboy, hosts a monthly stand-up showcase, and is currently working on his memoirs.
Bill Corbett is a writer-performer for RiffTrax.com and the cult TV show MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000, playing the robot Crow and clueless alien Observer. Corbett was an actor at the Guthrie Theater and taught playwriting and screenwriting at Kenyon College, the Playwrights Center, and Guthrie Theater.
He is a graduate of Yale College and School of Drama. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he now lives in Minneapolis with his wife Virginia, their two kids, and a feisty little dog.
Little Fevers is a sweet and crunchy amalgamation of pop rock that has formed, much like a pearl, over many years around a tiny grain of sand. Little Fevers emerged in 2013, floating up out of the ocean to walk around on land, comprised of two guys and two girls who having operated longtime collaborators, have honed their craft traveling the country together for several years. The group is a project curated by the eyes and ears of those that sit on the same little raft, letting the sun wash over them as they paddle and splash to their next port of call. The first whispers of an album were passed back and forth, cross-country, as the parts came together to form something distinctly whole. Much of the album was laid down at Vacation Island in Brooklyn, the remaining bits assembled at Old Blackberry Way in Minneapolis. Invoking the playfulness of bands like Pavement and the Violent Femmes, and vocal textures of idols such as Peter Gabriel and The Microphones to form something all their own, Field Trip is delighted to funnel all of the color and excitement into your ear holes in 2016.