Day: June 9, 2008

Dan Naturman gets booed by Opie & Anthony “pests”

Morning radio guys Opie & Anthony are great comedy fans and do a lot to support stand-up comedy. If only Opie & Anthony’s fans liked comedy. Instead, they prefer acting like idiots and booing most anyone who comes onstage, challenging stand-ups to abuse them back. O&A calls their fans pests. Well. Yes. Two years ago, Bill Burr struck back against a horrible Philly crowd. Here, Dan Naturman chose another route, reciting poetry and Shakespeare. "I want this for my podcast, if you don’t mind," he said. On YouTube, this video is titled Dan Naturman’s Animation Festival Fiasco. Language is NSFW, naturally. Mike DeStefano, who performed later that evening, told me he applauded Naturman and decided to stick it to the O&A fans and expose them for what they are…if anyone has that video, please pass it along....

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The evolution of Ant

If anyone among us remembers first seeing Ant on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, we remember that he was a gay guy making a joke about boxing that got celebrity guest judge Joe Rogan all fired up and alleging joke thievery. That was oh so long ago, wasn’t it? Ant made it onto the show the following year, turned that into hosting gigs on VH1, showed up as a celebrity judge himself last season and put himself in the role of wickedly evil judge who made comedians either angry or sad about their place in life. And now, this year, NBC.com has made Ant the voice of reason?! Yes, it’s as true as the fact that Ant and I are Facebook friends. Behold the power of the Internets, and behold the Ant rAnts. I believe he’s wearing pAnts. Here is Ant’s take on the Los Angeles/Houston episode: And after the jump, Ant’s rAnt on the San Francisco/Toronto episode, where he gets in a dig on host Bill Bellamy, and makes his prediction on who’s going to win (spoiler alert! he’s...

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