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This Week in Comedy – Jordan Brady and Greg Fitzsimmons

by on Oct.10, 2011, under Funny Stuff

This week’s guests on This Week in Comedy were director Jordan Brady (“I Am Comic”) and comedian/podcaster Greg Fitzsimmons. In the cold open, Ed reminded us all that Comedy is for Closers. Introduction At the show’s opening, Ed apologized for the cold open and yelled…for some reason. He also told a story about a recent experience at the zoo that included some lion-themed puns, which as we all know are the best kind. Comedy News with Julie Mitchell Chris Hardwick is appearing at Caroline’s in New York City Also, our own Julie Mitchell is doing stand-up at Ye Old King’s Head in Santa Monica on Thursday night! Ed gave her some tips on what to do if you throw up during your act, and how to perfect your best “funny look.” Interview with Jordan Brady We opened with some clips from the documentary “I Am Comic.” Jordan talked about the inspiration behind making “I Am Comic.” It all started with him ripping off Wayne Federman jokes at comedy clubs in the Valley to get free ravioli. (Jordan later complained that Federman appeared on Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show, but spent the whole time talking Ukuleles and didn’t remember to plug the movie. He started talking to people about his experiences on the road as a touring comic. People were so interested in hearing his stories, he decided to turn them into a documentary. (The movie was also inspired by the book “I Killed: True Stories of the Road from America’s Top Comics” by Ritch Shydner. So the film includes a lot of insider-y
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