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An array of successful comedians share experiences from their mental health journeys in the trailer for the documentary feature Group Therapy.

Director Neil Berkeley’s film hails from Kevin Hart‘s company Hartbeat and is set to premiere June 6 at the Tribeca Festival. 

Group Therapy features stand-up comedy stars sitting down for a group therapy session hosted by Neil Patrick Harris to discuss memories from childhood and how mental health relates to their professional journeys. 

The movie includes group dialogue, personal revelations and archival stand-up moments.

The cast includes Tig Notaro, Nicole Byer, Mike Birbiglia, London Hughes, Gary Gulman and Atsuko Okatsuka.

“To be clear, I am not a therapist,” Harris quips in the trailer. The star adds, “I think stand-up seems wrought with so much insecurity.”

In explaining how her mental health helped inform her career, Notaro shares, “I found myself making jokes about these different things that I hadn’t been able to find humor in.”

Byer recalls loved ones being unsure on how to offer her guidance. “Things were happening that I don’t know if I could google,” the Nailed It! host says. “I just felt like I was lazy and crazy. My dad was like, ‘What the fuck is wrong with you?’”

Producers on the film are Hart, Bryan Smiley, Kevin Healey, Luke Kelly-Clyne, Errol Sadler and David Heiman. Executive producers include Berkeley, Ulrike Decoene, Virginie Bercot, Susana Lopez, Arthur Lenfant, Chet Fenster, Adam Puchalsky, JC Del Barco II and Ty Walker.

Group Therapy premieres June 6 at the OKX Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center during the Tribeca Festival, which runs June 5-16.