I still loves me some 3 for 30, Jayson Thibault's monthly that gives headliners the rare chance to do a long set in LA. And this month's show with Kevin Christy and Nick Youssef (of OCCASIONALLY AWESOME on AllThingsComedy) and host Stuart Thompson was great as ever.
Kevin & Nick are guys I've seen a ton, doing the usual short club spots, and Kevin's MC Hammer bit is one of my all time favorites. So I was familiar with nearly all of the material they did, but it felt fresh and new watching them stretch out and expand the way they would on the road. When you're doing a spot inside the city, you have to be rapid fire, guns blazing to keep people's attention and get all your jokes into 10-20 minutes. When you have a full 30 with a good crowd, you can fit in so many more tags and so much more nuance.
One funny heckler moment (with a silver lining) was when Nick launched in to his "too old for concerts" bit, an audience member yelled out, "I know you just went to see Tool!" Nick was wearing his Tool shirt and pointed to that, then asked if she was stalking him and she replied, almost sheepishly, "No, I listen to your podcast." Always nice to know you're drawing in fans who came specifically to see you, even if they do kind of ruin your setup.
Teeb did a great job as well. Part of the fun of going to this show every month is seeing how he changes up these long sets. And Stuart Thompson was an excellent host. He's one of the young guys I'd put my money on if there was some bookie who would let me bet on comedian success.
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