Heads up, the voting for the Andy Kaufman Award ends on September 21st. A certain Dru Johnston is in the running, so if you’d wanna vote for the guy…just a suggestion. It’s worth checking out all of the contenders.
Vote for Dru! And also watch all the other videos they’re also good but vote for Dru.
Dru for president
This is so nice. Thank you guys! I am very grateful!
The fact that smith credits the character of guy lapointe as his self says millions about tusk.
It just feels like they’re having fun. Smith seems like he out a lot of effort into half of the movie to make it a little more than that (also he’s a great editor, but needs to learn to cut cut CUT the fat in certain parts), thus making the whole somewhat inconsistent. From me getting a Kubrick vibe in the cinematography to a weird Big Lebowski joke to musings on crying, tusk is ALL OVER the place
“I do that in my standup, too. That’s a great Hannibal Buress thing, he told me that when most comics bomb, they look down. He does the opposite, he puts his head up. We’re trying to interpret the audience. We think we’re good at it, and sometimes we are, but sometimes we’re wrong. Sometimes they’re just a little behind you, maybe just a little tired. Sometimes the guy before you had a similar joke. I see a lot of comics jump too quickly into that bombing place, where they’re like “Fuck you guys” or “Fuck me, I’m not good.” Sometimes, if you just don’t get nervous, you slow down and don’t get that flop sweat, they’ll come around. Something I learned from T.J. is that there’s a way to riff with yourself, to create opportunities and be honest and really funny. There’s always a play. I think that’s why it feels so bad to bomb, especially if the guy before you or the guy after you does really well. There’s a nagging feeling of, “I know there was a combination to that safe, and I just didn’t find it.” Some people are just better at finding it that night. Their number came in. I’ve had nights where I was the one guy who got them, and then the next night I’m eating a bowl of cold dicks again.”—Pete Holmes talks to Byron Graham during the High Plains Comedy Festival (via chuckledresignation)