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american degenerate

Jim Norton

American Degenerate

By Nick A. Zaino III

At his core, he’s a highly skilled observational comedian who happens to be observing a neighborhood most try to walk through quickly without making eye contact.


Patrice O’Neal

BSeen Media

By Nick A. Zaino III

There was a visible struggle going on that bonded him to his audience, and let him get away with saying more outrageous things about sex and politics. Whether it was calculated or not doesn’t matter

rooftop comedy

HOLY FUCK. Live Comedy.

Various artists
Rooftop Comedy

By Nick A. Zaino III

Five minutes may not be enough to get the true essence of many of these comics, but that would be true of the live show, too. There will likely be several names here the average comedy fan may not know, though that’s all part of the fun.

dad is fat

Jim Gaffigan

Dad Is Fat
Crown Archetype

By Nick A. Zaino III

Gaffigan may feel overwhelmed, but part of his message is that all parents feel similarly. And every once in a while, when he watches some of those other “perfect” parents, he sees them lose it and scream at their kids, and it makes him feel a little better.

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Tom Shillue

Halfway There
BSeen Media

By Nick A. Zaino III

Shillue’s expressiveness as a performer, even when limiting himself only to audio, and his painter’s eye for detail keeps his stories engaging and endearing.