Our fearless leader was in the Big Apple last night for another stop on the Funcomfortable Tour, and I was lucky enough to snag a seat to catch his new hour. It’s actually pretty cool considering the very first standup I saw in New York City when I moved here a few years ago was the filming of his Mandroid hour in 2012.
The Funcomfortable Tour‘s New York venue was right in the middle of things in Time Square at the Best Buy Theater. The audience was packed with fans, and everyone was excited to see the main event. Mike Lawrence, who has written for the MTV Movie Awards and been a guest on @midnight, did a great job warming up the crowd with great jokes and stories about his (fairly) new marriage. The bit I laughed at the most involved porn and Vine, and I think I’ll let you guess from there where it went.
Chris took the stage at about 8:40 and the audience was primed for great storytelling, and jokes that were less based in nerdom than the last time I saw him perform but were still in the wheelhouse where nerds are most comfortable. There were many a convention joke, references to Star…Wars &; Trek…and a solid story about being pals with your mom at 43. Seriously, moms can make you so paranoid you don’t even want to walk down the hill for food.
As a long, long, long time listener of the Nerdist Podcast, the bits that made me laugh the hardest involved sugar fairies and their chai tea output; Chris’s complete and utter acceptance of his Tracy Flick personality traits; his understanding of the vital importance of Daryl Dixon to the happiness of women across America; and his new takedown method for trolls on the internet. Let’s just say it involves the standard age of women with teenage kids, sex, and his time on Singled Out. It. Was. Great.
If you happen to be in a city where Chris will have another stop on the Funcomfortable Tour, absolutely make sure you grab a ticket. You will have great fun times. Inappropriate humor is vitally important to happiness.