Attempting stand-up comedy is one of the most counter-productive things a person can ever do. Not only do you have to develop original material, you’re also expected to learn this material and then perform it in front of people, all without the guarantee that anyone’s going to think it’s funny. And, if you do “kill,” guess what? Your cock probably isn’t going to get diddled for it (unless you are Dane Cook or Wanda Sykes.)
Being a dude who’s been at it for a little under a year, performing “amateur” stand-up is basically the equivalent of playing bass in a slam band: after a show, you might get two or three people telling you how much they enjoyed your performance, and 100% of that ratio is guys. However, if there’s a strong comedy scene in your area, there’s not a more perfect date to take your girl than to an open mic or a B-level show. Or, if you’re forever alone, it’s a great place to go with your brahs to have a good time! That being said, it’s my goal to introduce you to some of these very funny B-level comics that you may not have heard of, in hopes you will support their asses if they should come to your town.
Nothing is funnier than someone who seems like his day-to-day life is just awful, and Sean Rouse’s delivery and tone hints at it. Search out his bit about how retards can’t get into heaven if you want some further LULZ. Honestly one of my favorite comics that I haven’t seen live yet.
Definitely one of the more cleaner comics that I’m into. I got to open for Nate a couple of months back, and it was one of those shows that didn’t get promoted very well, so not a lot of people got to see this guy destroy. Plenty of stuff on the internet if you like this bit, I really have not heard anything from him that I didn’t like.
I can’t find a lot of his better stuff online, mostly because Youtube is saturated with clips of him on Opie & Anthony (where he had a fucking HISTORIC rant on women) and Bill Burr’s podcasts. This particular one is pretty funny, though, and his act is definitely worth checking out. He’s starting to tour a lot, too, so go fucking see him! I am really running out of positive synonyms (as I am a terrible writer), so sorry if it’s seeing like less and less hype.
“OH A FEMALE COMIC *SCROLL SCROLL SCROLL PAST*” Nah bros! If you’re into awkward humor, she’s a goddamn genius at it. You probably recognize her from the Sarah Silverman Show or (insert Jim Carrey film reference here.) Am expecting “Tig is a hipster comic” responses, but no fucks given, as thus far she’s in my top 3 favorite live comedy shows I’ve ever seen. Worth checking out.
This was one of the comics that you might have heard about on Conan who did his act simultaneously with another comic side-by-side. Online clips aren’t really going to do him justice, because the best part of his act is when he’s riffing off the top of his head.
So give these a shot, and if you like some of the stuff you hear, go support them when they come into town! Or, don’t!