Just in time for the weekend comes an awesome blogpost from Gil about his favorite comedy specials on Netflix. His intro had me LOLing bigtime. Strap yourself in for some jokes and enjoy!
Yesterday afternoon I was hanging out with my six year old nephew. Eating Fun Dip and watching Power Rangers Dino Super Charge, like we do. We keep it pretty gangster, I know.
“Tio,” he asks, “why are you bald?”
“Because God hates me,” I say.
“For real?” He asks with the sort of sincerity only a child can.
“No, I’m kidding,” I say. If the demon spawn returns home talking about how his uncle told him about a people hating God, I’m likely to get my ass whooped by his mother.
“Tio,” he begins, “do you have a girlfriend?”
“Nope,” I say. “Is this an interview?”
“Why don’t you? Don’t you like girls? Even I have a girlfriend and I’m in kindergarden.”
I try playing the silent card. I mean, who does this little shit think he is? Interrogating me like this? Such insolence! He quickly picks up on my resolve not to participate any longer in this line of questioning.
“My other tio has a wife,” he says oh so innocently.
“Listen, boy. I’ve had a bunch of girlfriends,” I say as calmly as I can. “Tio is just focusing on himself right now. Eat your Fun Dip.”
After a moment, I notice he’s staring at my scalp.
“What?” I ask.
“When did you go bald?”
“When I was like thirty or thirty-one. No more questions,” I inform him.
“When was the last time you had a girlfriend?”
“When I was like thir-,” I begin saying before catching myself. Then I slowly bring my face inches from his.
“Silence,” I bellow into his tiny face. Of course, he thinks this is the funniest thing in the whole world.Once he’s done cackling, he calmly stands up on the couch and stares down at me waiting to be acknowledged. I turn to face the bugger. He stares at me right in the eye with a startlingly serious look in his tiny face.
Then he farts.
“Dude!” I begin then he quickly screams.
“You don’t have a girlfriend because you have no hair here,” and then he slaps me in the back of the head.
“And because your butt is hairy like a dog.”
Life can kick your ass sometimes. But if you have a good sense of humor, you’re better equipped to deal with it. Watching these comedy specials will help.
You probably haven’t heard of him before but soon the world will know about the stone cold word assassin that is Tony Hinchcliffe. If you like your comedy like I like my coffee, dark and roasty, then you’re gonna dig his Netflix special, One Shot. After you’ve had your fill of his diabolical wit and cocky delivery, be sure to check out Martha Stewart in the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber because our man, Hinchcliffe, wrote the bit.
Hannibal Buress exploded onto our funny radar with his now classic stand up special, Animal Furnace. In the time since, he’s firmly established himself as one of the smartest and most original voices in comedy today. He continues his kill streak with this, his latest on Netflix, Comedy Camisado. Click and find out why Hannibal is considered one of the best by fellow comics like Louis CK.
No topic is too precious for comedian Anthony Jeselnik. Be sure to invite some of your SJW friends over and enjoy the looks of horror on their faces as Jeselnik demolishes the San Francisco crowd with his disturbingly smart writing and trademark pitch black humor in the brilliantly named special, Thoughts and Prayers.
I came across Maria Bamford’s very special brand of comedy when I first started experiencing a rapid decline in my functional vision. With her manic energy, goofy voices and impersonations, and intimate comedic stylings, Ms. Bamford helped me keep a sliver of sanity as I adjusted to living as a legally blind person. In The Special Special Special, Maria performs a set for her parents from the comfort of her own home. It’s a silly good time. If the lack of a club audience is a turn off, be sure to give her albums a listen to on Spotify.
Tom Segura is a funny mofo. Seriously. He has two specials available on Netflix and they are totally worth your time. So hit up that hot ticket from Tinder you Netflix and chill with from time to time, light up a few candles, and bust out the merlot. Mostly Stories won’t help you get lucky but you’ll be cracking up so hard you might pee yourself a little and that’s something.
Last but certainly not least, one of our heroes here at The Six, Joe Rogan crushes like no other in his latest, Triggered. Rogan’s years of experience and writing abilities are on full display here as he masterfully sets up each smartly conceived premise and proceeds to squeeze out each drop of funny. If his bit on Bruce Jenner doesn’t tickle your funny bone, you’re probably Already dead. Cuz seriously, Rogan don’t shiv. He nasty.
Have a nice weekend and lookout for our next podcast this coming Tuesday!
Gil & Lou