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Marc Maron and Dave Foley

Marc Maron and Dave Foley Mustache

Comedian and podcaster Marc Maron has a new show on Friday nights on IFC called Maron that has been on a for a few weeks. I was able to catch up on it this weekend and to my delight got to see both Maron and fellow comedian Dave Foley with a couple of nice steeshes.

Maron, much like Louis C.K.’s Louie, follows a fictionalized Maron. Even though it’s not as good as the old shows on the TGIF lineup, it pretty good entertainment for a Friday night show.

Where The Steesh Have You Been?

Astors Fan Mustache

It’s been a while since I’ve posted because I’ve been traveling around watching the Astros or because I’ve been lazy and no one pays me to do this so why should I waste my time I’ve been busy at work. Above is a picture that Deadspin posted last week of an Astros fan with what can only be a very time-consuming mustache.

Who’s Having Sex With The Hen?!

Jerry Stiller Mustache

I was watching Seinfeld last night and couldn’t stop thinking about how much I like Jerry Stiller. Between Frank Costanza on Seinfeld and Arthur Spooner on King of Queens, he has brought me an awful lot of joy.

Watch what got me laughing last night.

Jack Rebney – The Angriest Steesh In The World

Jack Rebney Mustache

Jack Rebney was called the Angriest Man In The World when a compilation of outtakes from a promotional video for Winnebago was leaked, first by people passing around VHS copies (haha) and then when it was put on youtube. Jack did not have a good time on this shoot. If you’ve never seen the expletive-filled outtakes, have a look:

If you’re like me and you enjoyed the video, and you still haven’t fallen asleep at 12:30 on what is now for sure going to be an exhausting Monday, why not catch Winnebago Man on Netflix. This documentary catches up with Jack to see if he’s still swearing (spoiler alert: HE IS).

The Tonight Steesh with Kevin Eubanks

From 1995 to 2010, Kevin Eubanks was the leader of the Tonight Show Band. I never cared for Jay Leno because he’s not funny, but I’ve got no beef with Kevin.

What If They Grew A Steesh: Aubrey Plaza

Happy Birthday to Aubrey Plaza, who is also on Parks and Recreation. When I googled her name, the first related search was “Aubrey Plaza legs.” So congratulations, internet perverts.

Nick Offerman: American Ham – TBS Just for Laughs Chicago

Last but not least, I took in Nick Offerman: American Ham on Saturday night at The Vic. This was another show where coming in I had no idea what to expect. I love Nick as Ron Swanson, but I wasn’t sure what kind of a live performance I was about to see.

Nick’s wife, comedic actress Megan Mullally, opened the show with her band by singing a few songs. Offerman took the stage with no shirt on, as the show is billed to have brief nudity.

He isn’t much of stand-up comedian, nor did he try to be. He used the show to highlight his ten tips for life. Tips ranged from “say please and thank you” to “use intoxicants.” For each tip he had a humorous story or viewpoint that helped move his point along.

As Ron Swanson is in Parks and Recreation,  Nick Offerman is a man’s man. He suggested people stop spending so much time playing with their machines and learn a craft. He thinks social media is crazy, citing the fact that McDonald’s wants you to be their friend on facebook. It wasn’t all serious philosophical advice though. He played songs about always having a handkerchief and getting high with Jesus.

This site has somewhat of a love affair with Ron Swanson the character, but after seeing American Ham, it’s good to know that we feel the same way about Nick Offerman the actor.

 

Sarah Silverman’s Pro Choice – TBS Just for Laughs Chicago

On Saturday, Sarah Silverman hosted a line up of comics that included, Reggie Watts, Marc Maron, Kyle Dunnigan (who came out as a character named Craig, who I recognized from Reno 911!), Natasha Leggero, and it all got started by Hannibal Buress, who I had already seen earlier in the week. This was a serious group of comedians, none of which let me down.

Reggie Watts, was probably the most impressive. He showed off his combination of music and improv talents, my favorite of which was a song about a guy who got up to use the bathroom during Reggie’s performance.

Hannibal Buress – TBS Just for Laughs Chicago

Hannibal Buress is from the West side of Chicago, and returned home to headline a show at the Park West. He is coming off of his Comedy Central Special, Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace, which was very funny.

At the top of the show he told the crowd that all the money from the night was going to be donated to the grammar school he attended on the west side, but he was going to be talking about some horrible things so it was “dirty money.” He then went on to talk about how the pig is more versatile than turkey, citing the fact that with pig you can have bacon, ham, pulled pork and with turkey you just get turkey. Also that Ms. Piggy was able to have sex with a frog.

Hannibal killed it for over an hour with all different material than his hour special. Even the stuff that you could tell he was still working on was funny. He had a DJ come out to play lines from hip hop songs so he could analyze how absurd they were.

To open the show, Hannibal had two openers, both who perform in the Chicagoland area often. One had a steesh and one didn’t. I’ll just link their names to their websites if you are interested in learning more about them. Both did an entertaining 15 minutes.

Kevin Bozeman

Danny Kallas

Next up: T.J. Miller, Sarah Silverman and Nick Offerman. Check back Monday for a full recap of the weekend.