Are Most Great Comedians Unhappy, Miserable People? [VIDEO]
Two recent HBO documentaries, "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind" and "The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling," explore not only the professional successes of two of America's greatest comedic minds, but also their (though greatly different) troubled backgrounds, both as children and adults, as well as their lifelong insecurities.
101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty talk about the two films and how they reveal the darker side of both Williams' and Shandling's personalities, including their difficulties in dealing with success, acclaim and fortune. In addition, RJW talks about an interview with comedian and impressionist Darrell Hammond of Saturday Night Live Fame. In that dialogue, Hammond revealed his own deep seated insecurities - "Nothing I ever do is good enough" - which led to bouts with drug and alcohol abuse.
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