Dan Cass vs. the Comedy Machine

Jan 16, 2024 · 1985 views

Dan Cass (center) with Fausto Fernós and Marc Felion. Photo: Fausto Fernós.

When it feels like the whole world is falling apart, the art of comedy can help us laugh and feel better. So why are so many comedy giants bombing spectacularly?

Ricky Gervais just failed in a big way in his recent comedy special, Dave Chappelle continues to troll trans people for attention, and Jo Koy bit it hard core at the Golden Globes and blamed his nervous performance on the writers and audience.

Where’s our generation equivalent of Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams or Gilda Radner? Are rich and famous comedians so lazy that they are turning to AI bots for help?

Today Chicago comedian and comedy writer Dan Cass, who has his own comedy special “Drama Boy” coming out soon, joins us to look at the recent comedy icons’ public failures to make people laugh. Listen as we pit Dan against a killer robot from the future to see who can make people laugh harder.


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  1. Phillip says:

    About that comedian who bombed at the Golden Globes…Well, yeah, his audience was all actors. Their plastic surgeon probably told them they would bust a suture if they laughed! At least the guy could say that the audience was in stitches!

    Take that, ChatGPT!

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