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Friday, January 29, 2010

Last Night: Sketchfest w/ Matt Braunger, Connor Kellicut, and Brendan Lynch

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Matt Braunger,  Connor Kellicut, and Brendan Lynch

SF Sketchfest

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2010

Punch Line

Better than: Watching Leno. Or Letterman.But definitely better than Leno.

It takes some pretty big balls to be a comedian--getting up there on stage before an expectant (i.e. drunk) crowd, no backing band to help you, having to make the room laugh repeatedly until the dude in the back shines a light alerting you that your time's up. Personally, I could never do it. But last night, the Punch Line hosted three very different types of comedians--the awkward dude, the family guy, and the smart-ass who made us laugh until we cried--as the final week of Sketchfest proved that a little low self esteem or a lot of beer gut can go a long way in entertaining people.

First up was the uncomfortable comic, Brendan Lynch, who admitted, among other things, that he's 6' 6", and that lot of shorter guys in bars are always trying to fight him. He also confided that he's awkward, which was as obvious as his height, but his discomfort gave his routine an edge. The more nervous he seemed, the funnier his observations that, say, "balloon animals are just origami for child molesters" became. I especially liked his bit about how much he misses the days when awkward people were simply shouldered out of the conversation.

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