EXCLUSIVE: Four years after his fourth acclaimed comedy special The Great Depresh premiered on HBO, comedian Gary Gulman has set his latest, Born on Third Base, to debut on Max. Directed and produced by James Webb (Mark Normand: Soup to Nuts), his new hour will debut on the streaming platform this December.
In Born on Third Base, Gulman offers up his insights on a range of topics — from growing up poor to pretentious suffixes — all with a generous helping of his inventive humor and absurdism. While chronicling his childhood experiences with free school lunch programs and questionable dental care, and experiences with his eccentric Jewish American family, the stand-up makes an incisive swipe or two at billionaire-ism.
Written, performed, and executive produced by Gulman, the special’s other EPs are Conan O’Brien, Michael Bonfiglio, Brian Stern, Jeff Ross, and J.P. Buck.
Said Gulman: “I’m thrilled to be working with the Max team again, along with Conan who I have admired for 30 years, exactly. Very honored and grateful and this special is a DOOZY! Can’t wait for people to say nice things about it!”
Nina Rosenstein, HBO’s Executive Vice President, Late Night & Specials Programming, noted that the company is “thrilled to be able to work with Gary again. His last special, The Great Depresh, was a true classic. He has a gift for taking his personal experiences and turning them into something brilliantly funny and profoundly meaningful. We’re so happy to partner with Conan to spotlight his unique voice once again.”
A Massachusetts native who has been working as a comic for over 25 years, Gulman’s most recent special, The Great Depresh, nakedly chronicled a mental health journey that has seen him struggle intensely with depression. Exec produced by Judd Apatow, it drew rave reviews upon its debut on HBO in the fall of 2019. Other past specials from the comic include It’s About Time (Netflix) and two for Comedy Central, Gary Gulman: Boyish Man and In this Economy?.
One of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late-night comedy program, Gulman has also been seen in films like Joker, and on shows like Life & Beth and Crashing. He released his memoir Misfit: Growing Up Awkward in the 80’s, offering a vivid and comical trip through his childhood education, this past September. The performer is repped by Independent Artist Group, AGI Entertainment Media & Management, and Yorn, Levine, Barnes.
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