This week’s funny human is Mr. Josh Fadem, a highly physical and weirdly cerebral standup comic who lives in LA. He’s appeared on 30 Rock and wrote for The Eric Andre Show, but let’s for now focus on his standup, which is great and crazy. Let’s get things going with this clip:
That boy just can’t get the mic right, you know? Damn.
Ever see a performer onstage and wonder how they start their day? Like, what their mornings are like? Josh was kind enough to give us a glimpse into his morning routine in this next clip.
Let’s get to know Josh a little bit more in this interview from the Moontower Comedy Festival from a few years ago, where he tells stories about opening for the Circle Jerks and the cyst on his dog named Bobby’s neck.
So Josh is not just a man of silent film-level physical comedy prowess, he’s also a great writer and Tweeter (@joshfadem). Here’s some Tweets to get you going:
When I mentioned he’s “a great writer,” I wasn’t just referring to his Tweets. He’s also written over 150 short stories on his Blogspot . They’re strange, dark, and each one only takes a minute or two to read! Highly recommended!
Finally, let’s peace out on a really quality clip, which reminds my young person brain, one raised on occasional binges of Canadian comedy television (I grew up near the US/Canada border but this is not about me), of Mr. Bean, even though I know his influences are much older and more OG than that. Regardless of who this bit reminds you of just have fun watching it, you know? It’s cold outside, let Josh take your mind off the doldrums for a few final minutes before the end of the column.