Richard Lewis - Childhood Depression

Margaret Smith & Jack Coen Season 1, Ep 0115 02/24/1992 Views: 1,185

Growing up, Richard had depression fairs instead of birthday parties. (2:03)

A LOT OF COMICSARE HANGING OUT BACKSTAGE--

"WHO'S ON TONIGHT?

HOW COME I'M NOTON THE A LIST?"

THERE'S FISTFIGHTS,IT'S FABULOUS BACKSTAGE.

AND THERE'S ONE COMICWHO, I WON'T MENTION HIS NAME

BUT HE HAS LIKE FIVE CHILDREN

AND YOU KNOW, I'M 44,I HAVE NO FAMILY.

ACTUALLY, MY OTTOMAN

IS TRYING TO HAVE INTERCOURSEWITH MY COUCH.

I HOPE THAT WORKS OUT.

( whining: )HE SAID, "I TOOK MY KIDSTO DISNEYLAND."

I SAID, "FINE."

HE DIDN'T SAY IT LIKE THAT.

HE SAID, "I TOOK MY KIDSTO DISNEYLAND."

ACTUALLY, THAT WASLIKE A MAFIA GUY

AND I KID THE MAFIAAND YOU KNOW THAT.

MY FAMILY, WE HAD...

THEY WERE VERYDEPRESSED AND NEGATIVE

AND A LOT OF LOW SELF-ESTEEM.

WE HAD, LIKE, DEPRESSION FAIRSEVERY YEAR FOR MY BIRTHDAY.

WE HAD, LIKE, UH, LIKE, VERYTREMENDOUSLY CHEAP MAGICIANS.

THEY WOULD DO, LIKE,PUPPET SHOWS

OF CRIES AND WHISPERS YOU KNOW?

USUALLY A BALLOON MANWOULD GO--

"A POODLE!"

THIS GUY WOULD GO--

"A MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY."

IT WAS, LIKE, REALLY.

FORGET DISNEYLAND, WE HAD,LIKE, "NO TOMORROW LAND"--

A LITTLE IN THE BACK.

WE HAD A LITTLE LIONEL TRACKOF BLACK CATS

THAT WENT AROUND THE HOUSEALL THE TIME.

WE HAD AN ASPIRIN TOSS,THAT WAS A GOOD GAME.

WE WOULD TRY TO THROW A TABLET

ON THE TOP OF THE HEADOF A RELATIVE WITH A MIGRAINE

WHICH I THOUGHT WAS A GOOD ONE.

WE USED TO, MY FRIENDS AND I

WE USED TO TRADE BASEBALL CARDSOF PLAYERS ON THE DISABLED LIST

WHICH I THOUGHT WASA COOL THING.

WE HAD HYPO GRAB-- THAT WAS ME.

HYPO GRAB BAG,THAT WAS MY FAVORITE.

THERE WOULD BE A BIG POUCHWITH THINGS IN IT

AND YOU'D GO--

KIND OF LIKE THE OSCARS.

"I'M GOING TO GET THE FLU!

HEY, FANTASTIC!"

BUT MY FAVORITE GAME OF ALL

AT THE DEPRESSION FAIRIN THE LEWIS HOUSE WAS--

IT'S THE GREATESTOF ALL TIME

AND I SUGGEST THISTO ALL YOU FAMILIES OUT THERE--

IS PIN-THE-BLAME-ON-THE-DONKEY

WHICH I FEEL IS RIGHT...