Ah, I haven't seen any of his standup post-Hangover, what's different about it?
I don't know, I feel like he's pandering to what people think "Zach Galifinakis" is since the hangover, due date, etc. It's still the same type of act, just with jokes that appeal to a broader audience, and as such aren't as funny. He's found something that's working for him and he's milking it for everything it's worth, so i guess i miss the variety of his older stuff. The between two ferns stuff is okay in parts, i guess.
That kills me inside a little bit. I would think if anybody would be able to keep from outside influence, it'd be him. I guess from a business standpoint, it's a great idea, but at the same time, I feel like he should be taking advantage of having a new audience and using the old act on them, since it'll seem fresh to those people. I think they'd still enjoy that. That's just me though. I also Dr. Garbanzoured he was too busy doing movies these days to even do standup, where'd you see 'em?
I'm not a comedy guy, and I've never spent more than two consecutive minutes in the comedy tent, but either of these would have me considering skipping a musical act. Well, Hamburger just for the ridiculous factor, but Watts is an amazing talent.
And when I say I'm not a comedy guy, I mean I don't watch it on TV or listen to comedy albums. I still like comedy.
You should do that. Just don't do like I do occasionally and listen to comedy albums on your ipod on the street. I end up not being able to control my laughter and looking insane.
And though all his talent seems to revolve around comedy, Reggie Watts has so much more to him, too (this is proof, to fully get the gist of his talent, pretty much everything he does is off the cuff, not pre-planned, and i'm pretty sure this is one of those things):
And Neil Hamburger is the epitome of anti-comedy. Just saw him for the first time last Saturday opening for Tim and Eric. The only sad thing is it's kinda not the same now that people actually appreciate him and don't boo him off the stage. Listen to "Hot February Night" and there's an example of the full Neil Hamburger experience.
Watts basically did a shorter version of his electronic beat boxing when I saw him, and talked a lot about improvisation. He told a couple hilarious stories about his popularity (or lack thereof) as a child growing up. The cool kids referred to him as "their clown," and even though I'm sure he's told many variations of the story, it seemed like he really was making shit up as he went.
As for Neil, I just really like his Zipper Schtick. LOLs all around.
Yeah, I just saw Reggie for the first time in September, and I could definitely believe it's all at the top of his head.
And gotta love Neil, right before checking this again, I just found out he's coming to Charleston in February, so that makes me happy. I would post this in the upcoming dates thread, but this seems to only be a southeast tour.