It’s Comedy Wednesday! Are you ready for your comedy post? Last night I was back to my usual tricks, hitting up Doug Benson Loves Movies at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles. Doug Benson’s podcast taping is free and it’s first come-first serve, so get there early.
As usual, it started with Doug coming out and describing the gift bag and doing his rundown. And of course I took crappy cell photos.
This weeks guests are Rob Huebel, Kumail Nanjiani, and Thomas Lenon. These guys are the best and to have them all together in one room was a really fun time. Just incase you’ve never heard of these guys (because you’ve been living under a rock?)….
Rob Huebel you probably know best from his many movies. He started in comedy but probably his biggest “break” was in television with Aziz Ansari and Paul Scheer on Human Giant, and has since gone on to have some pretty meaty roles like in I Love You, Man, Children’s Hospital, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, and a zillion more. I’m sure you’ve seen/heard him a ton of times even without realizing it, be it in movies, tv, or commercials/voiceovers. Here’s a clip of him from a Children’s Hospital promo clip:
Kumail Nanjiani is probably the funniest person you might not know. I feel like he hasn’t had any lead/giant roles in projects but even with his small roles he steals the show. Kumail is such a relaxed comedian, who never seems nervous on stage whether he’s telling a story off the cuff, or doing standup. My favorite role of his, which I’ve talked about on the blog before, is his reoccurring bit on Portlandia. He hinted in the podcast that he’s going to have more fun with it in the upcoming season. Here’s a clip from season 1:
Thomas Lennon is a genius. He acts, writes and directs. He’s a triple threat. He got his big comedy start on The State and has since done a zillion projects (he’s Dangle on Reno 911!). He’s even in the new Dark Knight Rises as the doctor. He’s a very funny, talented man, who seems like a really nice guy even outside of all the “hollywood glamour”. When TMZ harasses him, he takes the time to be hilarious and do a bit, instead of getting annoyed. The clip I’ve attached here is him doing an interview for a local access show out of Chicago. Despite all of his success, he makes time for everyone. You can’t not love this guy.
Per usual, I’m not going to spoil last nights show for you, as you should listen to the podcast when it’s posted this Friday HERE.