Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Rumours...

so I went to Rumours Comedy Club tonight here in Winnipeg with my fiance Dana and some of her family. It was a good time overall but I realized something about comedians these days. there's not really any such thing as clean humour anymore. the guy up there tonight was from San Francisco, and apparently (I overheard the manager of Rumours talking with a customer about this) this guy was one of the cleaner acts they have... Now I don't think I'm sheltered, but I thought some of his stuff was just unnecessary, even kind of gross.
It seems like comedians humour is solely based on the "taboo" subjects in most circles, or else the humour thrives at the costly expense of someone else. there was this guy in there tonight just getting roasted the whole night...and I wondered to myself, "will this guy actually take some of this to heart?" He just had to take it because your powerless in the audience at a comedy show. You can't really defend yourself, so it's almost like you pay to be vulnerable and hope the comedian doesn't catch eyes with you, because if he/she does...you're getting roasted the rest of the night! It seems like comedians strictly want to get a reaction from the crowd, even if it's out of awkwardness by the subject. They don't seem to have any sense of really connecting with the audience in my mind...

so I ask a very simple question, "where did the Bill Cosby's of the world go?"

2 comments:

matt said...

I heard he was at the Betty Ford clinic, trying to overcome his battle with Jell-o.

Mark A.R. Jensen said...

Cody your picture is awesome. So contemplative, all you need is a glass of scotch.