By Matt Byrne. Byrne is a freelance writer based in Chicago, IL. He runs The Steamroller, a blog about the alt/not shitty comedy scene.
It’s time for another Funny Human of the Week! We’re less than two weeks away from the first ever Comedy Exposition of 2014 here in Chicago, so forgive me for continuing to write exclusively about comedians appearing on the festival! This week’s human is stand up comic and SNL cast member Brooks Wheelan, who’s doing a couple of very exciting shows as a part of our festival.
Here’s a short clip of Brooks taking a look back at a few of his favorite moments from his first season as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Two moments, specifically!
I forgot about that possum sketch until just now, that thing was super dumb and good.
So in addition to his work on SNL, he’s also a working standup comic, doing festivals all around the US. Here’s Brooks’ appearance on the Moontower Comedy Festival’s Inside Joke webseries. He talks about his life as a lazy outdoorsman and potential future nature TV host, and is all-around a pretty charming dude.
Brooks is on Twitter, and does some primo goofs and spoofs for all to enjoy! I’ve collected some favorites here:
I feel like some of these tweets you guys are doing should really just be texts
— Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan) June 1, 2014
Saw a “no left turn” sign on Rosa Parks Blvd. today. Thought to self “that wouldn’t have stopped Rosa Parks.” Anyway, got huge ticket. — Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan) March 24, 2014
I wanna thank my phone for helping me avoid eye contact with other souls for these past 7 years.
— Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan) March 29, 2014
My greatest fear is that someone out there has videotape me doing an improv warm up game.
— Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan) June 24, 2014
Was just over on Vine. They’ve created their own community. It’s Lord of the Flies over there
— Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan) June 3, 2014
I lost my phone for a few minutes. When I found it I honestly whispered to no one, “there’s my sweet boy.”
— Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan) March 12, 2014
To play us out, here’s a short clip of Brooks talking about his creepy but seemingly happy meth-addicted neighbors, the sort of people who have a nice time hanging out listening to Trent Reznor complaining over drum machines all day. See you next week!