Backyard comedy at its finest

By | May 19, 2010 at 5:45 pm | 3 comments | Audio/Video, News | Tags: , ,

Remember how Highlights Magazine would have one picture on the front cover and then an almost identical picture on the back but whacky things going terribly wrong? Well the video I watched today of Daniel Songer is the Back Cover of Highlights Magazines of Stand-up Comedy.

I have watched this clip 10 times already today and I keep finding new things that bring tears of laughter to my eyes. You just cannot fake this kind of ironically funny material or stage presence. Be sure to watch for your cue to laugh (hint: fingers are going to run through hair.)

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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.

  • Brett

    I’m not trying to say this guy is funny, but it seems out of character for this blog to just say, “Hey, laugh at this person for trying.” Am I misinterpretting this?

  • http://www.chaseroper.com Chase Roper

    Hi Brett! Thanks for reading Punchline Magazine, and thank you for commenting. I just wanted to address your concern that I was trying to get readers to laugh at this man’s expense for trying to pursue something he might be passionate about.

    I honestly hadn’t considered that perspective. I don’t think the video is funny based on Mr. Songers being inexperienced. For me, the dead pan and odd delivery, the person walking around the house in the back, combined with his super enthusiastic personality and mannerisms, is just hilarious to me. If this exact thing could be replicated in a club setting, I think the things that are being “done wrong” make it very funny.

  • http://billsquire.com Bill Squire

    Hey Chase

    I love Daniel Songer. I saw this a few years ago and forgot his name.