Baseball • The B Team • Losing Identity • Finding Meaning • Why Most People Should Quit Comedy • I'm Not an Asshole!
Nothing to report • Opening yourself up as a way to transform • Leaving comfortable places • Not listening to fear • Power of love • Realizing I sound like a cult follower
Apologies for last week • Quincy Jones Comedy Special • Bernie Sanders hypocrisy • I respect herpes • Hearing tricks and feeling alone • Networks and agencies should give back to the community! • I respect Tim Dillon • Trump is all of our fault • Comedy sucks because everyone thinks the same • Amy Schumer does a Bud Light ad • Long live Hicks • much more!
You can't be right about yourself • I am deaf • Hearing blog • The power of human connection • Beethoven • No Kanyes in comedy • Stand-up is a sacred art form that is saving and ruining my life • I don't care about likable comedians • I am not funny
(Apologies for the low quality audio, it was recorded using the built-in mic on the Zoom. I forgot to change the setting and didn't realize it, so I did this entire episode speaking into a mic that was not actually doing anything.)
I talk about my best friend's wedding, the beauty we are capable of, Beth Stelling's Instagram post, the implications of vowing to fight against abuse and abusers, my own emotionally abusive tendencies, my own emotional abuse, trying to do better, and a punchline!
I talk about a Facebook post about comedy that went "viral," a second part to the post which identifies the industry's role in comedian behaviors, and other things like that!
I talk about seeing Star Wars, the show in St. Louis, cumming a lot, sex isn't sexy unless you're brainwashed by horniness, the power of advertising, how do people not feel like losers all the time?, and more!
I might be wrong about the notion of fame, why famous people are famous, why famous people are rich, the problem with sports and entertainment industries, why most atheists are myopic idiots, and "much more"!
I might be wrong about peeing on toilet rims, cleaning roommate's pee, Friedrich Nietzsche and the creation of art, what is real/is anything real, social constructs are arbitrary, creativity is just freedom, and some other shit I can't remember.
I talk about recording a special, the comedy industry, connecting to fans and people in general, the Laquan McDonald protests, and more!
I talk about: it's never nice to see you, we should be allowed to be honest on our birthdays, the violence of the status quo, Star Wars is a metaphor for 9/11, then I spiral off into a super bleak tunnel with no egress!
I talk about the inescapable pull of porn, why love is boring, the Black Panthers and their relation to gun control, and how TV is mostly garbage.
I talk about the new iPhone 6S, slavery, but mostly about comedy clubs. A lot of stuff about my issues with comedy clubs and, incidentally, their issues with me! Plus audio of a lunatic heckler going after me HARD. Get this shit in your brain!
I talk about 9/11 GAY DAD (coming back soon!), dopey parents breaking my heart by trying their best, I didn't grow up with black people, my personality sucks, power outages in college, and why people should be tolerant toward depressed assholes.
I talk about why turbulence is bullshit, a baby-free airline, getting beaten up by the gay kid, bad words, why I don't care if people get offended, defending Michael Richards, why can't you watch child porn, and get ready for this Friday!!!
I talk about how silly it is to chase fame and why you can't work hard in comedy, the pointlessness of knowing the truth about existence, why it's dumb (but happy) to believe in Jesus, the world is run by idiots, why comedians think horrible things are funny, and get ready for 9/11!
I beat myself up then talk about the Louisiana movie theater shooting and wonder why nobody cares about the much worse murders that take place elsewhere. There are a few jokes in there as well.
I talk about how fucking hot it is, how I hate the "terrorists get 72 virgins" joke premise, and why the word "terrorist" is more offensive than all the other offensive words you guys get so mad about!
I talk about how we can make history as a country, society is punking me, flags, Obama on Maron, why I want to be the president, balancing aggression with vulnerability, how being deaf affects my social skills, and more!
I talk about America, why countries are gangs, July 4th, fireworks, "punching up," the fight for freedom and mostly about why everyone, as usual, is wrong about everything.