Aparna Nancherla: How depression led to stand-up comedy

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Aparna Nancherla’s stand-up comedy crushes mental health stigmas by facing them head on. Nancherla is depressed, anxious, shy, and one of the funniest women working in comedy. She recently released a stand-up special on Netflix and is a regular on Comedy Central’s Corporate. In an interview with Quartz, Nancherla spoke about how depression helped her comedy career, where she finds inspiration, and how she uses stand-up to reverse power-dynamics.

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