Episode 39, ‘They’re not hecklers out of any greater good’, on Comedy Specials
In this week’s episode, Dave and Steve approach whether there is a particular style to be found in comedy specials — mostly as an excuse to watch a bunch of comedians all week.
- Intro Clip: Jim Gaffigan – Mr. Universe
- Steve is amazed by this newfangled VHS technology.
- “Nubile” is one of those words that probably shouldn’t get used to describe an art form.
- Dave suggests that you can tell what kind of comedy you’re going based on the hairstyle of the comedian.
- Dave and Steve wonder whether Bill Burr is a nice guy on the inside.
- Steven briefly refers to Seinfeld as real life.
- Ricky Gervais started from the bottom.
- Dave invokes the sacred art of slam poetry and chapbooks.
- Things Dave and Steve forget the name of: American Ham; John Hodgman; Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill; the word “delineate”.
- Rarer or more rare?
- Dave finishes off a boxing metaphor by almost using a sexual metaphor.
- Dave regals us with his Social Studies curriculum.
- Steve kind of goes off topic to chat about Ryan McMahon and Howie Miller for a bit.
- Steve is sure about something that never happened.
- Dave issues a disclaimer about Bill Cosby.
- Dave remembers an unfortunately large amount of Adam Sandler’s comedy routines.
- Dave drops his “having a kid” privilege.
- Dave compares Eddie Murphy to Huckleberry Finn. Is that in poor taste?
- George Carlin: The Last of the Beat Generation.
- Steve confession time.
- In response to Steve’s confession, Dave talks about how great he is.
- Brief thoughts regarding the nobility of hecklers.
- Dave talks at length about looking at his bit.
- Steve and Dave didn’t talk at all about music-primary comedians such as Bo Burnham, Tim Minchin, or Tenacious D. This could either be an oversight or a deliberate choice. Who knows!