Comedian Gary Gulman is being super generous this year. In addition to doling out a bit of solid advice for stand-ups every day on Twitter since January 1 (Make sure you’re following him to keep track), he recently entered what he calls remish about something else he calls depresh, and he’s gathered all kinds of thoughts about it into his new HBO special: The Great Depresh. HBO dropped a first look at the special today, which was taped at the Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn in June, directed by Michael Bonfiglio (My Next Guest Needs No Introduction), and executive produced by Judd Apatow. The clip features some adorable photos of Gulman as a kid from the documentary footage included in the special, plus proof that his struggles with depression have lasted a lifetime — if the book he wrote during second grade, The Lonely Tree, is any indication. Plus, Gulman shares a refreshing take on the cliché whining about millennials that other comedians, and older people in general, refuse to let go of: “Millennials take so much flak from middle-aged men talking about participation trophies. Their argument is ‘How are they gonna learn how to lose?!’ Oh, they’ll get some practice. Are you familiar at all with … life?”
The Great Depresh is slated to premiere on HBO on the eve of Mental Illness Awareness Week on Saturday, October 5 at 10 p.m. Through the special, Gulman “hopes to help others feel more comfortable, less afraid, and most importantly, less alone.” Check out the trailer above.