Stand-up comedians are not known for their prowess with bowling balls– or baseballs or footballs or any kind of balls (except their own) that are involved in sports. But is bowling a sport, even, if you can do it while drinking booze, eating pizza and antagonizing the seven-year-old girl in the next lane, who’s just trying to enjoy her birthday party? The answer is yes, bowling is still a sport. And it turns out some comedians are pretty decent at it.
The proof is all in the latest edition of Chris Hardwick’s All-Star Celebrity Bowling, part of the official Nerdist YouTube channel. Musical comedians Bo Burnham, Reggie Watts, Kate Micucci and Nick Thune take on the Nerdist team, comprised of Hardwick, Riki Lindhome (OMG! They’ve pitted her against Micucci, her partner in Garfunkel and Oates!), Mike Phirman and Eli Braden.
I’m not going to tell you who wins, but I will say that not one comedian is embarrassingly bad (slick editing might have something to do with that) and that Micucci has a little Roy Munson in her. Check out the action below!