On MTV's World of Jenks, filmmaker Andrew Jenks picks a different subject to follow around and document to show what life is like for us now. Last night's episode found Jenks following rising stand-up comedian Dan St. Germain through New York City's open mic and indie comedy scene as he prepared for a one-night-only headlining set at Comix in September.
Readers of The Comic's Comic already know about Dan St. Germain, as I profiled St. Germain in a "Meet Me In New York" back in February.
But this is illuminating on another level, as we get a bit more of a glimpse of the good, bad and ugly in an aspiring comedian's work-week. You can watch the full episode online. Do it!
Want to see more? Here are some "Director's Cut" clips that didn't make it to the MTV on TV. First, Dan St. Germain tells Jenks he'd be OK with a normal life. Whatever that means.
And this is a scene in which St. Germain claims his last check from his "day job" as a museum security guard. "Time to do this for real!"