If you’re a comedian in California, you’ve probably wondered about the fabled New York comedy scene. Are comics funnier on the East Coast? Do you have to be more aggressive on stage to succeed in NY? Do New Yorkers laugh at weed jokes?
We caught NY comedian (and former CA native) Ben Switzer opening for Kyle Kinane at the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz, and lured him back to the studio/bedroom with the promise of unlimited Moscow Mules. In this hour-long episode, Switzer gives us the 411 on the 212, and provides a roadmap for navigating the brutal NY comedy scene.
Also, Noah and I dissect Madonna’s standup comedy debut, and bitch about the Apple Watch.