Hulu recently posted this clip of Steven Wright performing on SNL in 1985 - which is also the year when Wright released his first album, the classic I Have a Pony. It's rather fun to watch the early broadcasts of a style that would become so influential over the following decade. Also: I love staying in to sip coffee and watch stand-up with you. Going outside is too risky. I don't want to get poison ivy on my brain.
It's stand-up Saturday morning again!
Here's Joe Wong's recent appearance on Letterman. Remember, kids: No means no. Except when it means nitric oxide.
Nick Kroll has some excellent advice to offer on the proper use of Facebook, Twitter and texting. His article in this month's Details magazine includes tips that we would like to see everyone adopt, such as:
"2. Don't give me constant updates of where you are eating or shopping. The only person who cares about that is your stalker, and the real joy for him is the hunt."
Also, "10. Let's take it easy on the hashtags, folks. It's fun to build on others' ideas, but the long-hashtag-as-a-punchline needs to be well thought out. And, BTW, capitalize the first letter of each new word. #AmIRightLadiesWhoAmIKiddingNoOneWillReadThisArticleImSoDesperatelyAloneWhatShouldITweetNext"
Kroll has also integrated this expertise into his stand-up material. His first DVD, "Nick Kroll: Thank You Very Cool", will come out on September 13th and includes this terrific bit from his Comedy Central special on award-worthy texting.
|Nick Kroll - The Texties|