Kaizen Komedy

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This week, Kaizen Komedy looks at the very unique James Acaster. Acaster has an absurd long form approach to minute subjects. He has very passionate opinions on subjects and uses repetition to amplify these bizarrely strong views. He even takes
This episode of the Kaizen Komedy podcast focuses on the hilariously foul-mouthed and much beloved Big Jay Oakerson. Oakerson is fueled by crowd work and well-written, intelligent, filthy bits focused on his life and how he interacts with his f
This week, Kaizen Komedy looks at the work of Sebastian Maniscalco. Maniscalco is the one of the most energized and physical comics Kaizen has looked at yet. He often uses contrasting to emphasize aspects of his Italian upbringing against the n
This episode, the Kaizen Crew takes a look at Netflix's Comedians of the World series and picks out three comics they want to analyze a bit further. Those comics are: Joel Creasey Ivan Decker DeAnne Smith Check these comedians out and let us kn
This week, Kaizen Komedy looks at Ray Romano. He is a master at finding humor in the minutiae of every day life. From the perspective of a husband and a father, Romano uses minimal tonal shifts to help act out dialogue that he’s had with his fa
This week, Kaizen Komedy looks at Wyatt Cenac. Cenac has a unique way of combining social commentary and absurdity. He’s able to weave in and out of the two, which allows for him to touch on serious topics in a way that is very entertaining and
This episodes of the side series, Shafi, Cody and Ryan look into the multifaceted world of comedy sketch writing. The guys talk about structuring sketches, writing styles, group writing, and some ways that programs like SNL or Second City, or l
This week, Kaizen Komedy looks at the work of Neal Brennan. His continued writing for television and stand-up has led him to become one of the strongest writers working today. Mostly known for his work on, “The Chappelle Show” he more than carr
This week, Kaizen Komedy looks at the work of Amy Schumer. Schumer’s material is rooted in her strong grasp of misdirection. She constantly surprises the audience with her punchlines and uses multiple tags to help further paint a picture of her
This episode, the Kaizen Komedy Crew takes a look at one of the most well-known comedians/actors/performers of the past 30 years: Adam Sandler. Sandler has a storied history, from SNL to movies to stand-up and music, he's a household name in th
This week, Kaizen Komedy looks at the work of the late Greg Giraldo. Giraldo comedy can be described as controlled rant. His topics were broad - Often tackling political and social topics. His comedy was passionate, and he also used small burst
This week, Kaizen Komedy looks at the work of John Mulaney. A favorite among comics and the general public, with his comedy writing being recognized as top notch and intentional. He has a way of bringing a story to life with very few words. Thr
Happy Holidays! Kaizen Komedy is ringing in the season with a review of the extraordinarily talented Jen Kirkman, whose new Netflix Special is out right now! Give yourself a present and watch it! Bits analyzed: See Something, Say Nothing ; Afra
This week, the Kaizen Krew takes a look at Hasan’s stand-up and how it showcases his ingenuity, his personality and how he tells you about his life without overwhelming the audience with detail and still being absurdly entertaining. Bits analyz
This week, Kaizen Komedy looks at the work of Nick Griffin. Griffin is a prolific comic’s comic with the late-night appearances to prove it. He tackles relatable observations through his pessimistic perspective, using his controlled energy to g
This week, Kaizen Komedy reviews the work of Doug Stanhope. Stanhope is a comic with a cult following and a uniquely brutally honest perspective on life. From life experiences to society, Stanhope holds nothing back in his performance. He is vu
A new chapter in the Kaizen Komedy Side Series. With the history of comedy all wrapped up, the guys move their sites to some modern pursuits for comedians and comedy writers. This episode, the focus is on Late Night Writing, for talk shows and
This week, Kaizen Komedy reviews the work of another comic’s comic, Dave Attell. Attell is often referred to as a joke machine by his contemporaries and is one of the best joke writers out there. His use of constant mis-directs and his crude an
This week, Kaizen Komedy looks at the work of Margaret Cho. Not only is she politically active and an avid ally of the LGBT community, but she is also a veteran of the comedy scene and is a great example of a comic who is able to do more for an
D.L. Hughley has had a strong presence in comedy since his very first special in 1992. After his first special, he was selected to be the very first host of BET's ComicView, a standup comedy program. From there he went on to have slew of appear
In the third episode of the History of Comedy side series, the Kaizen Crew tackles the Vaudeville era up to the Modern Era of comedy with a few pit stops in between. Cody talks about the show and book 'I'm Dying Up Here' and Shafi breaks down C
This week, Kaizen Komedy looks at Chris D’Elia. The way he laughs at his own material and jumps around from thought to thought gives his work the illusion of a stream of consciousness, but with closer attention you're able to see the underlying
This week, Kaizen Komedy looks at Joan Rivers. She is a pioneer for female comics and had one of the longest and most active comedy careers the trio has covered to date. Since her start, Rivers brought a high energy and engaging performance to
For the second episode of the Side Series, Shafi, Cody and Ryan take a look at Comedy in the middle ages, the Shakespearean era, and a bit of Vaudeville leading up to the modern age of Comedy.   www.kaizenkomedy.com  
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