This Comedian's Life, Ep. 15: Paul Gilmartin

Jul 20, 2016

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Comedian. Host. Fake Republican from Ohio. In his show business career, Paul GilmartinĀ has had many different titles. Born and raised in Illinois, Paul started his stand-up career in Chicago. In 1995 Paul was tapped to host Dinner and a Movie on TBS. To Paul's surprise, the show ran for a whopping 16 years. Near the end of the show's run, Paul started hosting a self-help podcast called TheĀ Mental Illness Happy Hour. Paul interviews a variety of guests whose lives have been affected by mental illness, depression or trauma. It is one of the most popular self-help podcasts on iTunes. Paul is also the creator of Richard Martin, a deeply conservative representative from Ohio's 19th District. Paul has played Rep. Martin on podcasts, interviews, and at the Aspen Comedy Festival. For more information about Rep. Richard Martin, visit askarepublican.com. The Mental Illness Happy Hour is on iTunes, or at mentalpod.com.