Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers

Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers is arrogant, harsh, and often very, very funny. His delivery seems highly controlled, and his jokes are dark -- at times stupidly so. One of the things he is doing is seeing how far he can go, what he can get his audience to expose about themselves when they laugh at certain bits. My favorite joke, that I'll be repeating, is the one where he is discussing how much money he is making and asks, "Who was it that said the first million is the hardest?" The answer is quite surprising. I also loved and related to what he says about people's "thoughts and prayers" on social media on tragedy days.

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