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?

2 comments:

Abbi said...

...that branch of comedy typified by/led by David Cross, Demetri Martin, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, et al.

I am planning to lead a genre of comedy, and "et al" will imply knock-off versions of me.

"Laff Riot wouldn't even have the Dr. Relish Eyebrows bit if Abbi Crutchfield hadn't shown people it was okay to bring condiments on stage..."

Mo Diggs said...

But Cruthcfield went in a more personal direction with her 2015 album Hold Tne Mayo.