On September 18th and 19th, I’m recording my first Comedy Album called “Tangled Up In Plaid” at the Sacramento Punch Line.
Debuts are complex things. You don’t want to muff it up, you don’t want to overstep your limitations, you don’t want to have an epiphany in post-production. Of the innumerable concerns of producing an aural benchmark for being a comedian, the only real one should be: am I funny in large doses. That’s why I dig this Indiegogo campaign. Anything that allows the comedians I enjoy to feel relief in pursuing their goals, gets a big swell of support from yours truly. Check out the link, donate what you can, have a nice day.]
Favorite Things of Last Night: "It's Only Two Minutes: 'I Like My...'"
Ugh. I’m still exhausted from the 2nd Annual S.H.I.Ts and Giggles Festival in Humboldt. No sleep for three days in a quicksand of flavors and a glorious humming glow of a unbearable camaraderie… it was intense. One of the many highlights of the experience was the “It’s Only Two Minutes” show. The premise of the show includes candid, free-association, improvisational stand-up within condensed distress and competition. In the beginning, the audience was only composed of comedians, towards the end, a glazed mixture of appreciative listeners caramelized around the event’s rim. The middle, completely uproarious. “It’s Only Two Minutes” works well within the familial vibe of S.H.I.Ts and Giggles, most beautifully encapsulated in the concluding ‘I Like My…’ Game where comedians improvise paternalesque one-liners from crowd-culled prompts. Here are some of my favorite responses from the show, occurring 08/24/2013
"I like my women like I like my ‘9/11’s: going down on everybody!" - Brandon Stokes
"I like my women like I like my ‘tofu’: tasteless and pretentious." - Marcia Belsky
"I like my women like I like my ‘freedom fighters’: Black!" - Danny Felts
"I like my women like I like my ‘mother’: showing absolutely no affection for my father." - Andre Parker
"I like my men like I like my ‘parachute’: willing to open up or we’re both gonna die." - Emmett Montgomery(Champion).
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A gentlemanly comic from Tennessee, Gary Fletcher never met a dad he liked. And he had several options to choose from! His story involves Mr. T, guns, chickens, and Dolly Parton. And I LOVE Dolly Parton.
Well, so far, there are no “stunt celebrities” on the dais for Comedy Central's latest roast that are just there for the simple spectacle without any real comedy chops. Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross, and Sarah Silverman are pretty solid.
That’s great to see, for now, but we are surprised that Jay Baruchel and Danny McBride aren’t in this announcement as This Is The End must have been just a warm up for this.
[Saw a couple of the roasters at the Barbary tent testing out material, and just to let you know… a lot of jokes about Jewish people. I’m actually looking forward to this (figuratively).]