The effinfunny live show this past weekend (nov 3rd) went so damn well, I was going to blog about it myself. But then i thought why not get it from the POV of the one of the comics themselves. the uber talented and fresh faced Hasan Minhaj obliged:
This weekend I was a part of the effinfunny.com comedy showcase at the
Empty Stage Comedy Theatre in LA. First of all the show lived up to its tagline and was effin funny–Jonah Ray, the Sklar brothers, Howard Kremer, Steve Agee, and Brody Stevens…myself–how could you go wrong? Second, the theatre was far from empty. The guys at effinfunny did an awesome job packing the place and from the get go the vibe in the room was amazing. Jonah was being quirky, Howard Kremer was spittin’ fire, the Sklar brothers were tag teaming on the mic, and Steve Agee destroyed with a hilarious Myspace bit. I was the opener, and from a comics standpoint most guys are pretty hesitant to want to open the show; usually the crowd is pretty cold and it’s your job to just warm them up to get the show going. This was the exact opposite; the crowd was so on it I could just jump straight into material without effin’ around (is that the third time i’ve used effin’ in this paragraph?). My set went great and from what I heard from the audience it was only uphill from there. I think the crowd got one hell of a treat too b/c these shows put together such an eclectic mix of stand up styles and genres.
For an up and comer like myself this has been one hell of an opportunity to be a part of this group of comics and comedy lovers. Even ask Fahim Anwar; ever since he’s been on the website his street cred in Fremont has been going through the roof….
If you weren’t able to make it to the show, all I have to say is that you missed out. The coolest thing about this site is that not only does it hook up great up and comers with established comics, but also promotes them in a way that is much better than myspace. You get all the comedy without all the fluff, applications, and 15 year olds telling you about their webcams. Sure, some people may be into webcams, but I think this site is focusing on the right stuff for now. I can’t wait to be a part of their show again whether it is a part of their Fresh N’ Funny show or hosting a showcase just like the one I was a part of. Until then, you’ll see me out in SF repping effinfunny.com!
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