Watching 100 amateur stand-up videos in five days

By | July 19, 2009 at 12:40 am | 10 comments | News | Tags: , ,

I am sitting in my office/kitchen feeling  like challenging myself arbitrarily for the hope of gaining little to nothing in the end. This is why I am going to watch 100 amateur stand-up comedy clips in just five days. That’s about 20 videos a day of what I can hope will be pure, untapped, hilarious talent, but will more likely turn out to be eye wateringly tiresome.

Next week, the stand-up videos of the day will be the best of what I have seen thus far, including a brief summary of the others. . . I will be scouring the usual sites like Youtube, Vimeo, Veoh, etc, but please – if you find something you think I should see, send it along!

To give you an idea of what I’m looking for (or wishing I wasn’t looking for), check out the clip below from PREACHA. I found this to be surprisingly funny, but not for the reasons intended.

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Chase Roper

Chase Roper is the Internet’s only comedy writing, podcasting, stay at home dad (maybe). His comedic sensibility has been described as bitingly sarcastic. He’s not sure if he agrees with that but is pretty sure that “bitingly” isn’t a real word. You can check out his show, The Stay at Home Dadcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio.