The Gist

Comedian Neal Brennan Is Cured

A new treatment called transcranial magnetic stimulation has helped him stop taking SSRIs for depression. What will this mean for his comedy?

Comedian Neal Brennan performing at the Improv last June.

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On The Gist, we speak with the brilliant comic mind Neal Brennan about his new one-man comedy show 3 Mics. It’s showing at the Lynn Redgrave Theater in New York City through mid-March. For the Spiel, a crazy 24 hours in presidential politics. What a country!

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