In a world full of windbags, comedian Greg Proops is a deep puff of fresh air. Every week his Vodcast, The Smartest Man in the World takes to the aether to remind us that not all middle-aged white men are gynophobic power whores. Recorded from salubrious international confines, our hero enlightens as he entertains. Perched at a table on stage, his noble Proops plucks Vodka-fueled anecdotes on world history and current events from a stack …
[Greg Proops, San Francisco’s native champion, has unleashed his wisdom repeatedly but never as pointed, as autonomously, nor as frequently as he does on The Smartest Man in the World Podcast. Blog-leagues, LaughSpin, have culled/transcribe a selection of Proopisms that are spot-the-fuck-on.]
“I’ve got a zombie tattooed on my arm that says, “we are going to eat you”. I got that when I was 40-pounds lighter, so now it just seems like an imminent threat to, like, a buffet!”—Josh Marcus @ Stork Club/Storking Comedy[Paraphrase] (Full Set: Here @ 1:00:41)
Barbary Countdown: “A Funny Thing: Joe Mande Loses His Religion and a Whole Lot More”. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here. [21 Days]
[Joe Mande’s understated irreverence has been a critical darling for a number of years, appearing in a number of television shows, festivals, and Twitter sagas. Mande’s cool-breeze demeanor will complement the cool breeze of San Francisco summer permeating Outside Lands, in the refuge of the warm Barbary belly. This (short) podcast best illustrates his performance style to the uninitiated, wherein he talks about the slippery security of his Semitism.]
Variety has been spotlighting up-and-coming comics for more than a decade, shining early lights on everyone from Louis C.K. to Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Aziz Ansari and Aubrey Plaza…
[Another year, another list. Varied veritable tastemakers always carve out a set of darlings, and Variety has always kept an ear to the ground, an antenna to the ether. No surprises, everybody on the list have been on the come up in their respective lanes for seemingly forever. Big shout out to hometown hero Emily Heller, a true native, for making the list. You can catch her headlining San Francisco’s Cynic Cave this Sunday, which, with stellar openers and unmatched atmosphere, promises to be some of the best comedy this Summer.]
2012 was undoubtedly a watershed year for Moshe Kasher. An Oakland-grown street punk, turned decorated stand-up performer, Kasher dominated the year beginning with the release of a memoir — Kasher in the Rye — and concluding with a weekend at his home club, the San Francisco Punch Line. In the midst of his accomplishments he released “Moshe Kasher: Live in Oakland” through Netflix, his first stand-up offering since 2009’s “Everyone You Know Is Going To Die, And Then You Are! (Unless You Die First)”. And while the ambitiously long-titled primary offering represents a career on the rise, ‘Live in Oakland’ demonstrates a relative apex, Moshe Kasher 2.0.
Great comedy special news keeps rolling in this week as we have found out that the amazing Greg Proops is about to tape his latest comedy special for up and coming content distribution site, Chill.com. That would mean that Chill has gotten Maria Bamford, Ari Shaffir, Tom Rhodes, and now Greg Proops in their roster of comedy specials.
That sounds pretty good to us and we’re definitely excited to see Proops’ next special.
[SF Native and comedy specialist taking a chance on the new wave. It really compliments his flair for idiosyncratic independence. Definitely a day-one purchase.]