As our first stand-up comedian (albeit one on sabbatical) guest, Matty has inspired us to largely ignore the philosophy on this one and instead look at these two different ways of producing comedy. Do the motivations of improv folks and comics differ? Which group is more annoying?
We talk about unintentional comedy, how the search for social media followers has degraded comedy, podcasts satirizing other podcasts, improvising as a stand-up, the Steve Bartman incident, Picasso on demand, how music fits into all of this, and Funlosophy.
Our scenes include HR-mandated improvisation and Hated vs. Twirling Man, with some pre-programmed emotional reactions.
Art is from this page.
Sponsor: Check out the A Pastor and a Philosopher Walk Into a Bar podcast.