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.
➤ False claims arise that astrophysicist Stephen Hawking asked little people to solve big math problems on Stephen hawking’ Island of Horrors.
➤ Why you shouldn’t trust anyone named Dick Stroker or Peter Gozinya.
➤ A man in Reno, Nevada complains to the police after finding what he thought was cocaine on his Subway sandwich.