They say that comedians can be some of the saddest people around, and tons of people respond in saying "But they're always making jokes?". Correct, but absolutely everybody is open to the wrath of depression and comedians are just quite good a hiding it. Depression is a big problem in the world in 2015 and comedians often help us laugh, so it would it's hard thinking that these people are actually depressed.
Last April we shockingly lost one of the worlds best and most eccentric comedians, Robin Williams. The world is still shook by the loss of the hilarious man and when I look back on it, there is a certain sadness behind his eyes. I couldn't believe I never saw it before, but when he smiles, it almost always looks like its fake and it's hiding back pain. After that I began to notice it in other celebrities also...
We all know the blonde wise-cracker from a string of fun, date-night movies such as: Zoolander, Wedding Crashers and The Internship. But I feel the happy looking man is not as happy as he may seem. In 2007 he was in intensive care for attempted suicide and it makes you realize you never can just assume somebody is happy just because they are comedians.
Jim Carrey is another comedian we all grew up adoring. Between classics like: Liar Liar and Ace Ventura, Carrey is known for the electric, over-the-top (in a good way) acting that has made him a house-hold name. He has a face, like Robin Williams, that always seems quite sad behind his comedic eyes. The recent passing of his Irish girlfriend will had put a burden on the Canadians life. Carrey has come out and admitted to having depression, but in 2009 he claimed to have beaten it in deciding "Life is too beautiful". Good for you, Jim.
I know what you're thinking, Russell Brand is one of the most confident, daring and cocky celebrities you know right? Well that doesn't exclude him on the list of people open to depression or not. Depression can strike anyone and at the urging of his agent, the funny man entered rehab and was diagnosed with manic depression and attention deficit disorder. Brand has been clean and sober since 2002.
Zach Braff very well may be one of the most lovable actors around, but did you know that the Scrubs star admitted to suffering from mild depression? Relief from his depression came when his movie Garden State received such good feedback: “To have millions of people go, ‘I watched your movie and related,’ was the ultimate affirmation that I’m not a freak,” he said in a 2007 interview.
There are a few more comedians that might not have confirmed depression but in fact look quite sad in their face like: Vince Vaughan and Adam Sandler. The main thing is, you never know who could have depression even comedians!