So, The Sam & Joe Show at Caroline's has, in fact, become my default Sunday night activity. It's close to home and so far I think I've enjoyed every single comedian I've seen on it. And they always seem to magically have booked whoever is the person I've never seen before that everyone keeps telling me to check out, so I tend to find new favorites every time. And this time was Jono Zalay (@JonoZalay).
I've actually seen Jono a few times before, but mostly hosting and working out new stuff at his Tuesday bi-monthly, Hot Crowd (@HotCrowdBK), so I think this was my first time watching a "real" set. And it was awesome.
Jono's stuff is like a play on words, but with concepts. Did that make any sense? Here's an example, he has a bit comparing how the Doppler Effect changes the tone of sounds as they move closer and further away to how the tone of a catcall changes as the woman gets closer and then walks away. Get it? tone-tone. He's also got my new favorite unique take on the "pretend you're gay to avoid a fight" theme.
That seems to be my new thing. I went through a phase where a good phrase would totally make a bit for me (Neal Brennan's "riding bikes and fingering chicks," Brent Morin's "big head and a whatever body," Big Jay's "picking his butt hairs out of my peehole") but my new jam is the unexpected turn on a common trope. It's reminds me of watching magicians, like "No way, I thought I knew what you were going to do but you totally surprised me!"
So, Jono's cool. Check him out.