Australian comedian Josh Thomas' semi-autobiographical show, Please Like Me, includes some of his real life experiences, like coming out and his mother’s suicide attempts.
Today Josh Thomas speaks to Fresh Air's Terry Gross about why he wanted to include some difficult subjects in his comedy:
"I wanted to make a show that was depicting life and I’ve never understood this comedy/drama segregation. I’ve never had a day or an experience that was either completely hilarious or completely [sad]. I’ve had lots of funny things happen that were humiliating but were still very funny and I’ve had a lot of sad things happen that had moments of joy and comedy in them. I wanted to make sure we were doing that in every story line [in the show]."
You can watch the show on Pivot.
I just… love this show so much.