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Standup comic Chris Gethard has a new off-Broadway show Career Suicide, he riffs about things he used to be afraid to talk about: depression and suicide. A critic with The Times of London gave it four stars and wrote its openness and its vividness leave you with a happy hum of connection. Gethard has toured with comic Mike Birbiglia and was in his film about comedy improv, Don't Think Twice. Gethard spent decades with the improv group the Upright Citizens Brigade, which has been the training ground for many contemporary comics.
Recently on Fresh Air:
Playwright Tarell McCraney and director Barry Jenkins discuss their new film Moonlight. Maureen Corrigan reviews Mary Oliver's Upstream. Charlie Brooker dramatizes tech nightmares in Black Mirror.
Ava DuVernay's new film takes its name from the amendment that abolished slavery, but allowed for prisoner servitude. Critic John Powers says 13th puts forth a searing interpretation of U.S. history.
Now 82, Cohen has a new album, You Want It Darker, with songs that wrestle with mortality, question God and long for transcendence. Originally broadcast May 22, 2006.
The 3rd season of the dystopian series created by Charlie Brooker is soon available on Netflix. Inspired by shows like The Twilight Zone, it's about the unintended consequences of the digital age.
TV critic David Bianculli reviews Fox's remake of the classic '70s musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and season 3 of Black Mirror on Netflix. He says both shows leave viewers fully entertained.