Maria Bamford: Greatest Living Comic Authority on Depression (Comedy DSM I ) Buy tix now for January 19th consult

 

Above: the greatest living comic authority on depression: Maria Bamford
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Who: host comedian Heather Gold (“Cookie”), guests Maria Bamford (Comedy Central’s Comedians of Comedy), SF favourite Will Franken (Good Luck With It), and Cynthia Levin (Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn)

What: The Heather Gold Show@SFSketchfest: Comedians on Depression at SF Sketchfest

When: Monday January 19th, 2008.  8-9:30pm,  

Where: Eureka Theatre 215 Jackson St San Francisco CA 94111 and podcats online at heathergold.com/show

Tickets: $15. Way cheaper than therapy. Available at sfsketchfest.com or 866-468-3399

I’ve wanted to do this show since I looked in my wife’s psychology textbook under depression for information and it had a picture of Drew Carey and just said ‘Comedians are depressed.’ So now I’m consulting comedians. Only the best. These are the cream of the crop. It will be neurologically impossible to be depressed during this show. We may even cure a few therapists before the night is done. I hear they need help.

Who knows more about depression than comedians? Maria Bamford (Comedians of Comedy, Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno, Variety’s Top Ten Comics), Will Franken (Good Luck With It, Best SF Comedian), Cynthia Levin (Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn) and surprise therapy guests join comic and host Heather Gold and you. Is it possible to be a comic without first being depressed? Are there Americans who aren’t depressed? These and other fine answers await your participation at Comedians on Depression. Will not cause drowsiness, bloating or leakage. Cheaper than therapy.

Tasting words

Only 5 documented cases of this form of synesthesia (the neurological coupling of senses) in the past century according to this piece documents a study on a woman who has it.

We did one of my favourite Heather Gold Shows on perception (listen) which featured many synesthetes. It’s really one of my favourite subjects, possibly because I associate physical sensation with much of what I do creatively. Or maybe it’s just because it seems the closest human being come to supernatural powers.

toque tip: A Sull.

Oprah follows tHGS

Oprah just announced at the end of her 10 weeks with Eckhart Tolle that she’ll be continuing the Monday night webcasts as her Soul Series. This is the name of her weekly XM Radio broadcasts covering the spiritual stuff she’s most passionate about, but that she doesn’t feel the TV audience is ready for. I’ve heard her say so on the Radio show.

This is powerful stuff for the web and connecting people through talk shows online which is at the heart of the Heather Gold Show (tHGS) mission. She even used the Ghandi quote about “being the change you wish to see in the world” which I used for the first few shows.

If you want people to connect, the web is really much more the right medium than pure television.

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Gossip @SXSW08 (audio podcast, 60 min.)

Join me and chief Valleywag Owen Thomas, TMZ.com General Manager Alan Citron, NY Times reporter Shaila Dewan, twitter founder Ev Williams and surprise guest and Star on-air personality Julia Allison as we discuss Gossip at SXSW08.

This carousing panel featured so many great moments- Julia sitting on my lap, Shaila bursting Julia’s bubble about fact checking and “respectable” main stream media, and the genuine community response to the Mark Zuckerberg / Sarah Lacy keynote disaster….it’s worth watching the video as well.

Download the full podcast (60 minutes)

My infamous Gossip panel @ SXSW08 (video 60 min.)

During my SXSW panel, “Gossip,” tech scene gossip-ee Julia Allison booed Chief Valleywag and gossiper Owen Thomas, then ended up joining our panel, sitting on my lap and became part of a carousing, unpredictable conversation that was twittered, liveblogged on Valleywag twice while it went on. Lane Becker called it “The best panel I’ve ever been to at SXSW.”

Until I can get it up in the nav, I’ll just let you know here: If you’d like to support my work, donate via paypal nosh at subvert.com. Thanks to JoCo for the inspiration to ask.