Comedy nerd is a term that has been used to describe me. I don’t know if that’s a fair assessment but I do love comedy. Watching it, talking about it, writing it – I even love just listening to other people talk about it.
I feel like it’s safe to assume that most the readers here are in the same boat. This is why I am so excited to share episode eight of Chris Hardwick’s brand new Nerdist Podcast with guest Jim Gaffigan.
With such a large enough volume of comedy podcasts already on my radar (Comedy Death Ray, WTF, I Love Movies), I wasn’t sure if I could fit another one in and yet, I did. I trusted Hardwick not to let me down and surely he did not. In this particular episode of the Nerdist Podcast, Hardwick is joined with his regulars Jonah Ray and Matt Mira as they discuss all chasms of stand-up comedy with Jim Gaffigan.
The group discussed the idea that Late Night TV appearances do not weigh as heavily on the public or have the same effectiveness as they may have just ten years ago. With other popular late night options like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report among others, there doesn’t seem to be a singular must see program every night. Gaffigan shared that while performing on the Tonight Show used to change a comic’s life overnight, now it barely increases ticket sales for the gig you’re promoting.
Discussions about writing styles, points of view and dealing with difficult situations when being recognized by fans were all amongst the topics candidly covered. If you fancy yourself a comedy lover and tearing the topic up to find out what makes it tick – then I cannot recommend this particular episode enough.
While The Nerdist Podcast is still in its infancy, I’m sure subscribing to it now will pay off. That’s my excited comedy rant for the day. Check out The Nerdist Podcast here and let me know what you think!