Listen now (16 mins) | Welcome to the fourth episode of 15 Minutes In Hell. Today’s guest is actor and comedian Rob Corddry who you might know from Hot Tub Time Machine, Ballers, and The Upright Citizens Brigade. We talked about how the internet has changed comedy, the Hollywood strike, and how being funny online is
I do think comedy has gotten less funny over the past few years, but I think that has more to do with the historical moment we’re living through than a lack of talent or effort on any individual’s part. When Trump was first elected I remember thinking “whelp…at least the comedy will be good...” But it’s turned out to be anything but. Not only have the characters and personae MAGA unleashed on our society been so outlandish and disturbing as to defy parody, but the events of the past decade or so—while I wouldn’t quite call them “tragic” (yet)—have been cause for deep concern—to the point where they don’t make good fodder for humor. There just isn’t a whole lot to laugh about these days.
I really dig this format. In the absence of post-COVID commute time, my podcast availability is way down but these go down perfectly with doing like "one chore" at home while listening. Good job.