Dissecting the Frog – Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy

Anjelah Johnson is funny. If you were friends with her in real life, you would probably love listening to her share her stories. Before watching Not Fancy I had never seen or heard her stand-up. I chose this special for two reasons. 1) I didn’t want to only watch white men tell jokes. It’s good toContinue reading “Dissecting the Frog – Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy”

Dissecting a Frog – Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time

Did Jim Gaffigan really release another special so soon? Yes. Is it good? Also yes. I don’t know how Jim Gaffigan can create so many jokes so quickly. Working with his wife Jeannie, he definitely knows his voice and his point of view. With this hour and fifteen minutes of all-new comedy, Gaffigan doesn’t veerContinue reading “Dissecting a Frog – Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time”

Todd Barry – Spicy Honey

The last two specials I watched had some weighty themes and emotional moments. This week I needed a little lighter fare. Scrolling through Netflix, I stumbled upon a Spicy Honey from 2017. Todd Barry is a joke machine. He doesn’t tell a lot of long stories. His jokes come from his everyday life and hisContinue reading “Todd Barry – Spicy Honey”

Gary Gulman – The Great Depresh

Gary Gulman is a funny guy. He is tall, handsome, and charming. He seems like he’s got it all together. In his latest special, The Great Depresh, Gulman reveals his life long struggle with depression and anxiety. I was first exposed to Gary Gulman through the comedy competition Last Comic Standing. His joke about theContinue reading “Gary Gulman – The Great Depresh”

Colbert, Maron, Suffering, Faith, and Comedy.

As I’ve stated before, I’m working on a chapter for my thesis that examines Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report.  I cam across an article from Rolling Stone and Colbert Talked about losing and finding his faith again, and I thought I should share this.  So here: Did you ever go through a period whereContinue reading “Colbert, Maron, Suffering, Faith, and Comedy.”