Friday, August 29, 2008

Dumbest Topical Porn Name

Bacock Obanga

Funniest Music Video Ever?

True the phallic phunny gets old pretty quick in this Chuck Berry nugget from Top of the Pops in 1972, but his off-the-cuff riffing and that weird bespectacled caricaturist in the corner make this the funniest rock and roll song from a real rocker.

Dave Grohl watches this video and cries into his body pillow every night.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

College Humor=College Radio

This Shecky article says that indie comedy is at the same point where punk rock was when Blondie came out. I beg to differ. Here's how I break it down:

* The '90s was like the '70s punk revolution because that's when the DIY alternative comedy model was established, with David Cross being the Ramones and Patton Oswalt being the Sex Pistols

* The current decade is like the '80s-College Humor is the most prominent supporter of indie comedy much like college stations in the '80s spun REM and The Replacements

So expect the next decade (the teens, the tweens, the twins?) to be like the '90s alternative revolution. One comic will be like Kurt Cobain, bringing alternative comedy to the masses.

I see myself either being like Radiohead in the next decade

OK Comedy

or like 4 Non Blondes

What's goin' on...with this guy in the front row?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Hipster Comedy Cliches The World Can Do Without

AIDS, rape, abortion, genocide, nutsack, Satan's spawn, soul-crushing, anal rape, fist fucking and Stephen Hawking.

If you are guilty of perpetuating these cliches, you are crushing the soul of comedy.

Get Well Powers

I don't really know Joe Powers well but we were at an open mike one time and I laughed at his jokes. He laughed at my jokes. As a comedian, that's the best I can hope for. Get well Joe.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Things I Have Learned As A Producer Of Comedy Shows

1) Never suggest your friend

There's a reason why a producer booked you and not your friend. It may not be that your friend is less funny than a seagull covered with burnt cigarettes and shame. It could simply mean that the producer has a line-up in mind for next month and does not want to be pressured into booking your chum.

2) Listen to the delivery

A producer may tell you that the show is booked for the next few months. How are they saying it though? Are they thinking about how long it will take till they book you or are they changing the subject to The Dark Knight? Which you saw with them last month.

3) Get there early

If you get there too late, you may find you have been replaced by a comic eager for time.

4) Watch the show before asking for a spot

Unless you are friends with the producer (in which case you don't need tips like this) it's good to watch the show for several reasons. On the producer side of things, you are showing support and, if a comic can't make it, you may get the spot instead. It's also good for you so you get a feel for the vibe of the room. Is it a hipster crowd or is it drunken tourists, etc.

5) Be funny

Monday, August 11, 2008

Bernie Mac RIP

Mac was amazing. He had a distinct personality. He retired at the top of his game much the way I hope to. And yet he did have a blossoming film career (Ocean's 11, etc). Milk and coookies forever man.

Come To Pete's Candy Store Tonight!

Also Comedy Dungeon:

Comedy Dungeon
Date/Time: Monday August 11, 2008
kTime: 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Jazz on the Park
Street Adr: 36 W. 106 ST