This set by Joe Pera is one of my favorite comedy sets ever. At the first round of this year’s March Madness tournament at Carolines, sixty-four comics (myself among them) each did one minute of comedy. Most of us were loud and fast, doing our best jokes machine gun style. Joe Pera went up dead last. He spent the first ten seconds of his set calmly and quietly adjusted the position of the mic without speaking a word. He used the next ten seconds to do one joke. The rest of the set was one long applause break.
If you missed it, here’s Joe’s submission video to last year’s Andy Kaufman awards, which is brilliant as well. He’s one of the most original and surprising comics in the city; there is truly no one like him.
Automatic re-blog for Joe Pera.
Just watch this.
i agree with all of this.
We never did catch that whale, but I think we all had a pretty good time out there on the lake.
—the last sentence of Moby Dick
Come on and twist a little closer now,
And let me know that you’re mine
Ballerina, you must have seen her dancing in the sand
Worth watching every month or so.
(Watch every second of it.)