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27 Times Comedian Aparna Nancherla Explained Anxiety And Depression

"Self-esteem is an inside job."

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On this week's episode of BuzzFeed's Another Round podcast, the ridiculously hilarious comedian Aparna Nancherla talks about how in the world she makes depression and anxiety funny.

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She also discusses being a woman in comedy, her alter ego AKA an introverted Sasha Fierce, and her favorite snacks ("Trail mix is really a state of mind.")

But you should also know her tweets are all FIRE. Here is but a sampling of her genius.

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Wherever my depression is right now, I hope it's happy

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Isn't therapy just a podcast off the record

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Shout out to waking up with anxiety from a problem within a dream reality that doesn't exist

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One way to handle social anxiety is to pretend you are a ghost & people are staring at you because they have a gift they never asked for

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If anyone has an all-natural cure for anxiety, I'm all fears

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if anxiety had a sizzle reel, it'd just be the quivering jello shot from jurassic park on loop

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"I'd like to do a few quick depressions for you guys."-anxiety

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listen i’d love to stop and chat but i have crippling social anxiety

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Whether they know it or not, I find a lot of artists I like are sponsored by my depression

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Who needs April Fools when you suffer from depression? SURPRISE YOU ARE SAD AGAIN

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Rainy days remind me why I got into the whole depression game.

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The saddest thing about never doing my therapy homework is I'm failing the subject of me

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Going to therapy tipsy like my ancestors did

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There was a therapy dog sitting in on my session today & I think she was VERY impressed with my pain

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Sometimes when i feel sad&lonely i pretend i am walking an invisible dog & she is peeing on everyone & they dont know oh they dont even know

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Dominated at the SAD Awards tonight. "Who are you wearing?" "Gown by Snuggie, Hair & Make Up by Nutella."

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My self-esteem fluctuates between "report as spam" and "block this user"

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Stilllllllll got it, you guys! Low self-esteem, I mean.

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I actually lost my confidence in a horrible selfie accident

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self-confidence is not vomiting everywhere when someone gives you a compliment

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You may all now return to your regular generalized anxiety

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