I don’t really have anything to recommend—the Roy Wood Jr. special isn’t bad; the Anthony Jeselnik one isn’t good—but a) maybe someone else does, and b) I wanted somewhere to link Jack Halberstam’s take on Hannah Gadsby (and Dave Chappelle):
― Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Saturday, 10 August 2019 22:48 (three months ago) link
Christina P’s latest is v funny
― Οὖτις, Sunday, 11 August 2019 19:16 (three months ago) link
Just Joking: Notes on the Comedy of Hannah Gadsby By Jack Halberstam
When she steps out of the magic circle of comedy here, leaves out the punchline and instead descends into a rant, Gadsby, believes she is leaving a shitty genre behind. But in fact, ‘the love it and leave it’ mode she performs IS the genre.
idk would an essay about "the comedy of Hannah Gadsby," and whether or not she has left it behind, not behove itself to consider the decade of work she labelled as comedy before she may or may not have left it behind?
― quelle sprocket damage (sic), Sunday, 11 August 2019 20:30 (three months ago) link
i enjoyed the julio torres special on HBO. which is funny because at its core it's prop comedy? but he's got such a strong persona
― na (NA), Monday, 12 August 2019 20:42 (three months ago) link
Never had heard of Ian Edwards before, but I liked this one I happened to catch a few weeks back.
― earlnash, Monday, 12 August 2019 21:20 (three months ago) link
Just caught up with that Julio Torres special. Delightfully surreal, queer and, yes, funny. Also, the best set decoration I've ever seen in a comedy show (not something I've ever thought about before).
― Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 20:14 (three months ago) link
have been reading a lot about this guy (I don't have cable)
Now, Julio Torres' HBO special MY FAVORITE SHAPES was brilliant. I'm a big fan of Torres' ethereal pieces. He's the most conceptual prop comic you've ever seen, but he touches your soul in ways you can't imagine. The toy penguin social order is particularly compelling. pic.twitter.com/aTmoJeThTt— Dennis Perrin (@DennisThePerrin) August 18, 2019
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 August 2019 02:21 (three months ago) link
did you read about him in two of the three posts prior to yours?
― na (NA), Monday, 19 August 2019 14:40 (three months ago) link
The Alec Baldwin roast is actually pretty funny, a vast improvement on last year's Bruce Willis roast. I'm generally not a fan of staffing these things with stunt guests over comedians, and accordingly Caitlyn Jenner's set was mostly laugh-free, but Blake Griffin was surprisingly solid (his Will and Grace zing at roastmaster Sean Hayes was one of the best lines of the night). Nikki Glaser and Jeff Ross both killed it, as expected, while Adam Carolla remains one of the least necessary human beings on the planet.
― Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Monday, 16 September 2019 15:26 (two months ago) link