I haven't posted in awhile, because working full-time is killing my soul.
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For the last three decades, there have been two forces in music circling each other like heavenly bodies: Tom Waits, and hip-hop. Like an asteroid strike, the thought of the two coming together in a blinding explosion eclipsing all other types, forms, genres and varieties of music was possible, but not entirely likely. At least, not while you and your children are alive.
Finally, Los Angeles DJ duo N.A.S.A. have corrected this wrong, using Waits and rapper Kool Keith on their song "Spacious Thoughts."
Instead of making this an all-week thing (I'm lazy!), I'm going to highlight five more comedians right here that you should check out.
All this week (if I'm not a lazy sunavabitch), I'm going to be highlighting comedians that aren't in the mainstream but are better than most of the shit you'll find in the mainstream.
So yesterday I wrote a blog about whether or not I (and other comedians with my level of experience) should audition for Last Comic Standing next year.
Well, I can tell you, the answer is a resounding NO.
A hell no.
A fuck naw, you straight buggin' if you thinkin' of doin' that shit even.
Last night, on the way to my ill-fated gig at Penuche's in Concord, my car broke down. And now it might be toast, as in permanently. I won't be making it to Manchester this Wednesday, and it'll be by the skin of my crooked teeth if I make it to Auburn this Friday.
Hey guys! This week is gonna be crazy! I'm gonna break down all five of the places I'm performing this week in this blog post.
Back when I did Stay Classy Comedy videos routinely I did a sequel to our then-second most popular video, Kidfight! Basically, two kids (Oliver and Owen) begin to play a game that goes wildly out of hand, accompanied by our brother Joebears and a bevy of over-the-top sound effects. And in the 2 1/2 years since that video debuted, it's received more comments than any of our other videos, and is now approaching 10,000 views. Which might not seem like a lot, but for a video that's slow-moving, poorly edited, acted mostly by two small children, with awful sounds and over-indulgent slow-mo, that was made for literally no money, it's pretty cool that we reached almost 10,000 people with it.
For some reason, they don't have an official website anymore, but Black20 still makes some of the funniest and best-produced videos on the internet. Here are a couple that I find hysterical.
I've been getting myself booked and booked and booked for this summer. It's the summer of pudgy weird guy comedy. For you (but mostly for me) I am going to highlight the little box to the left of this blog and tell you all the places I am (currently) performing this summer. Keep checking back to that little box because whenever I get a new show, I plan on updating it. Also I whore myself out a lot on Twitter. So you have no excuse.TONIGHT! Peaks Island, ME
See my blog post about it.
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This coming week is going to be pretty freaking busy for me, show-wise. Then I'm thinking of taking a couple weeks off from performing while I get settled in to my swanky new Brighton apartment. Here is a run-down of this week's shows:
Yeah, I know, I haven't been around. Between work and comedy gigs and trying to move from Sanford, Maine to Boston, Massachusetts, I haven't had a lot of blog time. This is just an update to let you know that I'm alive and to show you my second round performance from the Portland's Funniest Professional competition. I didn't advance, but I got a few good laughs and that's more than I could ask for after two months of being a stand-up.
This is a (semi-, or when I feel like it) weekly feature I'm trying out on my blog. I pick several movie trailers making the rounds and review them, based on presentation, my prior knowledge of the production and/or source material, and my pre-existing prejudices against the actors/filmmakers. I am a movie nerd after all. This is TRAILER (or) TRASH?
#1: Twilight: Eclipse
Now, I tried reading the first Twilight book, and I fucking hated it.
Yeah, I know, I haven't been posting so much, imaginary person in my mind who gives a shit about my blog. I promise you there will be more bloggage very soon. More Trailer (or) Trash?, more People That Inspire Me, and at least one more Stay Classy video in the near future.
But right now I want you to acknowledge that Community is the best comedy on TV. Yeah, sure, Glee is awesome, I'll give you that, but its overwrought song and dance production (which the writers of Community rip into in the above episode) takes it a step too schmaltzy for me at times. Plus, after every episode I watch of Glee I feel like I have to wash the gay off of me.
This is a new weekly feature I'm trying out on my blog. I pick several movie trailers making the rounds and review them, based on presentation, my prior knowledge of the production and/or source material, and my pre-existing prejudices against the actors/filmmakers. I am a movie nerd after all. This is TRAILER (or) TRASH?
#1: Scott Pilgrim Vs The World
I love this Rhett & Link song, so so so much. And it isn't just the Maine references, those are hilarious, but the tune is oddly haunting. Just a very sweet hook. When I have more money I might buy their CD "Up To This Point."
Today, on Earth Day, Sun Chips has placed an interactive ad on YouTube that allows you to pledge to do something to help the environment. Some people are switching to hybrids, some are recycling or cleaning up parks, planting trees, all sorts of things. Here is an example of one person's pledge:
Oh, Hannah B. from Michigan, good for you. Changing to a completely renewable form of energy, I'm proud of you! Think about how much electricity you'll save! Here's another keeper:
What, Laurent? Are you fucking serious?
You helped me stave off suicide for one more day.
Patton Oswalt is my all-time favorite comedian. Here is just one reason why:
Patton is a Grammy-nominated comedian who you probably knew about before from his role on King Of Queens, a decent CBS sitcom that launched the career of Kevin James. I believe Kevin James's shitty career is cosmic karmic balance for Patton's awesome one.
I'm done with the emo shit. From now on, this blog is for comedy and cool shit.
Expect lots and lots of swearing.
Lots and lots of FUCKING swearing, and LOTS OF ALL CAPS.
Let's get LOUD IN THIS BITCH, motherfudgers.
Here is my first successful performance as a stand up comedian:
Justin P. Drew: My Name Should Be Peggy
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