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Monday, May 26, 2008

Brian Posehn Hates Belle & Sebastian and So Do I

posted by on May 26 at 12:55 PM

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Brian Posehn opened his Sunday evening performance with my favorite quote of the weekend (so far). For his show, the comedy tent was packed to full capacity, despite the Kooks performing nearby, to which he said:

“How do you compete with the pretty-boy British faggotry of the Kooks? Giant retard, that’s how.”

The hilarious, self-deprecating comic was referring to himself as the giant retard, of course. All through his 45-minute stand-up routine the biggest laughs came when he made fun of his appearance (which is an obvious punchline, admit it). He compared himself to a sasquatch, said he was born with a “rape-y” face, he gave us the visual of him running naked in a baby mask, with his dick tucked between his legs and swinging around a sword, and he also described himself as a bunch of farts bundled together and wearing a man suit. Then he walked, heavy legged, across the stage making fart noises with his mouth.

Comedy never sounds as funny on paper (or blog), but it was fucking hilarious, I promise you.

To fit with the music theme of the weekend, he also shared some of his thoughts on current bands: he hates Belle & Sebastian and Nickleback, but he loves Slayer and was stoked to see the Cure later that night (I wonder if he thought they were as boring as I did?). He’s a self-proclaimed metalhead, and that pleased the crowd of folks gathered in the comedy tent, avoiding stuff like the Kooks.

Today the comedy tent will continue to be the big highlight of my weekend—this afternoon Eugene Mirman, Michael Showalter, and Michael Ian Black all perform.

Huzzah!

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1

Homophobe!

Posted by Check out the big brain on Brad! | May 26, 2008 2:11 PM
2

Am I the only guy who loves Brian Posehn AND Belle & Sebastian?

Posted by bunnypuncher | May 26, 2008 4:45 PM
3

Har Har! I shur hate dem faggots! This dudeis like the git-r-done guy for the McSweeney's set. And equally as unfunny, too.

Posted by Nicole | May 26, 2008 4:47 PM
4

Farts. Heh heh.

Posted by El Literate | May 26, 2008 5:46 PM
5

"(I wonder if he thought they were as boring as I "

Did the stranger only send 17year old posers with the musical tastes of 14year old mall rats?

grow up;

ps: your an idiot.

Posted by sam | May 27, 2008 1:36 PM
6

@5 I believe you mean to say YOU'RE an idiot.

xo,
megan

Posted by Megan Seling | May 27, 2008 3:36 PM

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