Good smart comedy is taking a simple concept and working through all the layers. Extracting laughs from the story you bring to life that people shift from hearing to seeing in front of them to actually feeling immersed in.
I love this bit by Gary Gulman. It’s not new by any means but any time I see state abbreviations in an unplanned way, I play this back. And #iamgrateful#iamthankful for it to fall back on. Smart stuff. #holidaysauce
Apple and Michael Jordan. Two of the greatest of all time for their generations. Two that I was stubbornly critical of early, regretfully delayed embracer of too late, and as a result, I missed the joy of them in their prime. You know something I am never critical of, though? Dad jokes. They crush. #iamgrateful and #iamthankful for Apple delivering on them like whoa. Even if their new laptops suck, they dropped the headphone jack a year too early (at least), and my iPhone is buggy and has envy of that Samsung edge-to-edge screen. They will be back. Once Tim Cook starts acting like the right Steve (Jobs, not Ballmer.) Until then, I got a good laugh.
#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for Tracy Morgan … He’s not my favorite comedian. He doesn’t have my favorite special (even in the recent run that Netflix is having). But man, there are few people you see on stage who come across so real. Where you don’t feel like they’re doing a bit, you feel like they’re just being. When you saw him hosting Billboard, or random comedy tours. That’s what made him great. So when he says he shopped at Walmart even while in a wheelchair because of one of their trucks … “you can’t beat their prices” … I laugh on every level. #iamgrateful and #iamthankful that I’m not all the way through his new special but I’m making my way there; and it’s awesome to see him fully, authentically, killah … back in the game. Also, the world never has enough of the Bee Gees.