Funny man Bill Hader from TV's Barry battled crippling anxiety

Bill Hader as Barry, in the series he created in 2018.
Bill Hader as Barry, in the series he created in 2018. PHOTO: HBO

LOS ANGELES - Watching Bill Hader play a host of memorably over-the-top characters on the sketch show Saturday Night Live (SNL), you might never guess the comedian suffered from near-crippling anxiety at the time.

Nor, perhaps, would you expect him to also be a talented director, writer and dramatic actor, as the accolades for Barry - the series he created last year (2018) - would suggest.

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