A lot of people have been liking the piece that’s up on Katherine Blanford whom was working Laugh Boston last weekend. I appreciate the feedback, she really is that good, trust me. Another stand-up I met last week was a funny ass-guy named Geoffry Asmus. He works out of New York, and is seriously one of the best joke writers I’ve seen in a long time. He’s such a great gag writer. He loves the gag. He has great timing as well and a unique stage presence. Granted, he’s not quite as hot Katherine Blanford, although he’ll spend a lot of time on stage telling you what an ‘alpha’ he is which is pretty humorous with his delivery of it.
A STAPLE AT THE COMEDY CELLAR
I’m told by a few of my friends there that he’s become a staple at the Cellar these days which seems like the perfect place for him. He feels like a ‘Cellar’ comic. He reminds me a little of Dave Attell. Not sure why. From the early days. Maybe just the love of the joke that Dave and Jeff Ross, and now Mark Normand and Sam Morril have. Love of the work. This guy will make you giggle. If not, something’s wrong. It’s you, not him. He’s a welcome addition. I promise, he’s going to blow up this guy.
THE CIVIL WAR IS COMING
THE NEW WORLD
Look, I like the new world, the modern style of comedy, what Sarah Silverman, Chappell, Maron, Burr, and Colin Quinn do. I like good observational stuff and biographical, and hell even prop comedy works if it’s funny, but the reason I go on and on about Mark Normand so much is because he’s such a throwback. He’s so steeped in a meter that feels like it respects everyone all the way back to Milton Berle. A form in love with the simplicity of a set-up followed right behind it with a punchline. Jeff Ross loves that world. It’s what the roast relies on obviously. Bob Saget loved that world. Some people can straddle both wonderfully like Jim Norton, and Erica Rhodes. Then someone comes along like Normand who freshens the sounds of the old jokes up, and this guy. Geoffrey, does that times ten. It’s a delight.