One of my favorite things as a kid was watching standup comedy laser discs with my father when laser disc preceded the Betamax. I’m sure plenty of you are aware of the laser disc players that came out after VHS some years before DVD, Blu-Ray and streaming came along and put Laser Blazer in West L.A. out of business (before Jay and Silent Bob relocated their Secret Stash), but I’m not talking about that laser disc. My love for the religion of standup comedy started back when you shoved a big thick plastic laser disc into the machine like an 8-track. How in the Hell that the true comic genius had escaped my radar for so many years, being that he’s been doing it for well over 20 years, is beyond me. I don’t know, maybe it was because I grew up on Richard Pryor and Redd Fox. But as I’ve stated before, I’m a Pandora fanatic, and I discovered him a bit too late in my life on the Political Comedy channel. I won’t go into a huge long diatribe on him nor his material, because his comedy speaks for itself and though I’ve not been booed off a stage at an open mic, I still haven’t done enough reps to criticize or critique or say who’s good and who isn’t. I was just so shocked to find someone whom I could almost call my spirit animal.
But for fuck’s sake, you cheap fucker, buy his material and support independent standup comedians who are out there grinding and making people laugh. This was only a small excerpt of a fantastic show, No Refunds, which I saw on Netflix. But you can find lots of great stuff here.
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