I went to the Punchline Comedy Club last night in San Francisco to watch Comedian Greg Proops do his live podcast, "The Smartest Man in the World" , and he was astonishing from beginning to end. Greg is not be missed, totally check him out at a comedy club or listen to his free online podcast when you get a chance. Greg's comedic wit represents the standard of American intellect.
With that being said, Greg is one the crackiest comedians on the comedy scene and he doesn't hide his drug addiction, in fact, if you listen to his recent podcast from SF he talks about how much weed he smokes and we're talking a lot.
I always thought people who smoked weed were lazy, unmotivated, and craved Twinkies all day. Greg is a testament to quite the opposite, it's amazing how he's able to string together so many tangent thoughts and make sensible cohesion out've them.
I hate to think his comedy is symptomatic but hey if it is, it's really entertaining.
Crazy people are funny, right?
At the end, he wrapped up his show by quoting many famous poets including Gene Wilder's character Willy Wonka from the movie, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" , are you fucking kidding me?
Does quoting text from childhood stories make his art less profound & completely far fetched, not at all, in fact it's makes his show cute, endearing and very charming.
Recently I was watching a politician quote a line from the movie, "Kung Fu Panda" , and I was like, "yeah, preach it sister" , but then again, that politician could've been a chronic base too and also have an affinity for quoting childhood limericks.
However you look at it, Greg is a master of the satirical, finding those subtle little ironic nuances that make his audiences bow over in laughter, the man is sheer genius and the probably the closet person we'll ever find to Willa Wonka himself.
Love yeah lots Mr. Proops.