Hey! Here we go with another talented jokeperson who I bet you’ll appreciate! This week’s human is Josh Gondelman, an NYC-based comedian whose jokes you have almost definitely laughed at, perhaps without even knowing it! He’s a writer on the wildly popular and good Last Week Tonight, and recently released an album of standup comedy, on top of that. Let’s get a taste of that standup to kick things off, here’s Josh on Conan earlier this year!
Quality stuff! Josh is also the creator of the wildly popular Modern Seinfeld twitter account, HEARD OF IT?? Let’s learn more about that in this interview!
Josh released his first book last year, it’s called You Blew It: An Awkward Look at the Many Ways in Which You’ve Already Ruined Your Life and it’s like half guidebook half sociological study but ALL funny. Signature-Reads dot com has an exclusive excerpt of the book that you can read before you take the plunge on the full thing (which you will).
I mentioned before that he created @SeinfeldToday account, here are some of Josh’s greatest hits from that feed:
When George falls for a Twitter bot, Kramer claims he once Catfished himself. J:How’s that even possible? K:Oh I’m good Jerry. I’m real good
— Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday) July 8, 2015
Jerry’s Twitter's hacked. People like "Hacked Jerry” better. George tries to get trampled on Black Friday so he can sue. Everyone is polite.
— Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday) November 30, 2013
Kramer rents out his apartment every night on Airbnb & lives in the hallway. K:“I’m making cash hand over fist, Jerry!” J:“You’re homeless!"
— Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday) July 3, 2014
And then here’s a sampling of his main, @joshgondelman account!
"Bottle of red…bottle of white." – very unprofessional doctor organizing fluid samples
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) September 10, 2016
The big difference between this year and dystopian novels is that in books people don't walk around going: "This is like a dystopian novel!"
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) July 19, 2016
Our kids won't even understand the game "Telephone." They'll play "Text Message" where you get the words right but misinterpret the tone.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) August 11, 2015
Speaking of Twitter, here is an installment of the very goofy high concept webseries Conversations with a Twitter Feed, where real life Josh tries to have a conversation with Questlove’s tweets! It’s fun!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZjkdTvMoek
Before we go, a clip that is slightly more inside baseball. This is a clip of Josh doing standup AS Todd Barry and just absolutely doing a great job at it. Watch and marvel! See you later!