There’s an old school show I stumbled upon while surfing the net when I was supposed to be doing something else. It was called “Make Me Laugh“. So I started sifting through the videos. The premise of the show is they bring someone up from the studio audience, and the comedians have to try to make the person laugh in a minute. For every second that they don’t laugh, they get $1. I would really like to see this show come back today, for two reasons. The high caliber group of modern comedians we have, and what they will let people get away with on tv these days. I think it would prove quite hilarious. Anywho here’s some of it to check out and see if you agree with me. One thing I noticed is when people are trying not to laugh they make some weird faces.
This video is a compilation of John DeBellis trying to make folks laugh with his stand-up.
Apparently there’s was a really old version and then a version from the 90’s on Comedy Central. Here’s a really old episode where they try to make Frank zappa laugh!
Frank is kind of creepy haha.Finally here is Howie Mandel taking a crack at it!
Well hope you enjoyed a trip back in time! Don’t you think this show with today’s comedians would be amazing?
Joey Diaz is a Cuban American (born in Havana) who grew up in North Bergen, New Jersey. On his website BIO, it explains how when he was in a Denver, CO correctional facility in 1988, he would do standup between the movies they would watch. That’s when he realized he had what it takes. The thing that stands out about Joey Diaz is his storytelling. The way the audience is engaged at a a Joey “Coco” Diaz show is like no other. He tells them very well and very real. There is no shortage of stories and it doesn’t seem like there ever will be. He hosts his own podcast as well entitled “The Church of What’s Happening Now”. He has had acting parts in “Grudge Match” and “Taxi”.
Comedy Central premiered a show called “This Is Not Happening” on January 22nd of this year, hosted by another stand-up comic Ari Shaffir. This show is the perfect platform for Joey Diaz: a bunch of comics telling true stories. Joey has been on the show 3 times already because of his infectious style and stories. When you listen to Joey you experience a range of emotions, not just laughter.
In this story Joey talks about his mother’s friend and life lessons.
This story is about a fight in the streets of New York.
In closing Joey talks about the effects of Heroin.
I sincerely hope you enjoyed these, and learned something too.