So, for those of you who are unaware, the guy who runs this website is a comedian for about 4 years. Why does he sometimes switch from third person to first person? Because I'm a bad writer... but that's besides the point. As a - so far - unsuccessful comedian I have many, many unsuccessful jokes, so I'm starting this segment called "Dead Bits". It's basically jokes that I tried on stage that - for whatever reason - never worked. I won't bore you with jokes that completely bombed, these are jokes that had fluctuations that were too inconsistent to keep in my act. Some days, actual applause breaks, some days a silence so quiet you can hear my thoughts of suicide.
John Mulaney has always been very self effacing. From stories of getting heckled to being aware of how poorly his show is doing. So when he met the President of the United States and his Wife, it makes sense that he knew exactly how important he was(n't). Watch him tell the story on Tom Green Live:
Comic Strip Live is a small comedy club in New York City that, like most Manhattan comedy clubs, has hosted almost every living legend in stand up. And they've been posting their videos on youtube... over 100 videos in the past month, and they've received a TOTAL of 6,000 views. It's because they are poor quality, poorly edited, and poorly organized. But if you're willing to sift through the garbage, you can find some real gems. Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Adam Sandler and more.
Just as a heads up: a lot of these videos have titles like "Chris Rock Stand Up" and it's literally 4 hours of other comics, and then 5 min of Chris Rock. So if you wanna sift through this shit, go ahead. Because I'm not fuckin doing it...
Joe Rogan's newest special "Rocky Mountain High" aired/was released this past weekend on Comedy Central. It was filmed in a small comedy club, The Denver Comedy Works in Denver, Colorado. It was a nice touch to stay away from big theaters in big cities, something that many comics have done in recent specials (Mike Birbiglia, Marc Maron, and Maria Bamford to name a few) Comedy Central is continuing their pattern of releasing specials uncut and unedited for $5, as well as airing the T.V. version for free. (A great business model we'll probably dissect at some point in the future) But this story is about how the new special signals a massive step forward for Joe Rogan.
Jon Stewart showed up to The Colbert Report to promote his new movie "Rosewater", but also to (sort of) say goodbye to his friend Stephen Colbert. I'm sure he'll give him a proper send-off on Colbert's last show, but it was a really nice talk. It was silly, Colbert went in and out of his character, and Stewart talked about the Jewish Talmud. Is it weird that I wish Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert were my two gay dads?
Anyway, you can watch the interview here:
I'm not saying they're the best or the funniest. (Though, I would listen to that argument) I'm saying they are the most underrated.
Some may argue that "Arrested Development" is more underrated because it got cancelled and got poor ratings. But for the sake of this argument, ratings and cancellations mean nothing. We live in a sick and twisted universe where "Two Broke Girls" gets higher ratings than "Louie", and Jim Parsons has FOUR Emmy awards while Steve Carell has ZERO.
Bill Burr and Jerry Seinfeld talk about show business, the NFL, and making movies. Seinfeld makes the bizarre yet incredibly accurate observation that Bill Burr's head is shaped like a guy who loves Fords. And Bill Burr explains how so-called "clean" comedians like Seinfeld and Brian Regan, are actually angry, pent-up dudes.
You can watch it here.
The realest badasses do things that seemingly make no sense, but do it because they're awesome. Why in the fuck does Kill Bill become an anime for like 20 minutes, and then go back to regular? Because it was awesome. That's the only reason you need. So when Matt and Trey put a live action commercial in their cartoon show, no one questioned it. Here it is in all its glory:
"Whats the deal with blah, blah, blah?"
It's a phrase I've heard way too many times, and one that doesn't really have much to do with Jerry Seinfeld.
Jerry Seinfeld started a revolution. But many times, revolutions just result in chaos, death, and war. In the case of Seinfeld it resulted a lot of shitty comedians in suits and the death of the comedy boom in the early 90's. Don't mistake that as an insult to Seinfeld, in fact, it's a compliment. Jerry Seinfeld is a comedy textbook. Every sentence, word, and syllable he utters has a specific purpose. His jokes are laser guided missiles. But those shitty comedians in the 80's boiled down his act to: "What's the deal with airline food?"