Award-winning comedy writer and stand-up comic, Dan Perlman, shares his perspective on PERSPECTIVE in stand-up comedy. Questioning, digging, zooming in and out, and navel gazing are some of the many methods stand-up comics use to quickly shift the perspective on a premise and elicit laughs from crowds. We discuss how providing a new perspective is at the heart of great stand-up. The most memorable bits are capable of briefly re-positioning audiences’ mental lens, so we all collectively look at something from another race, gender, age, career, culture, or anything else imaginable. And we geek the fuck out on great material from Roy Wood Jr., Joe Rogan, and John Mulaney.
ABOUT THE GUEST COMIC
Dan Perlman is a stand-up comedian and writer from New York City. Dan was recently named one of the 2018 New Faces in stand-up at Montreal Just For Laughs and headlined Caroline’s on Broadway. Dan created and wrote an animated series, That’s My Bus!, which received a pilot order from FOX. Dan has appeared on TruTV, MTV2, and as a cast member on MTV’s Vidiots. As a writer-filmmaker, he has had four projects featured in the New York Television Festival, most recently the award-winning comedy series, Flatbush Misdemeanors, in which he co-stars and co-writes/directs. On radio, Dan was a writer for SiriusXM’s Bennington and Comedy Contributor for Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk Radio. Dan wrote for the 2017 WGA Awards, hosted by Lewis Black, and the 2018 WGA Awards, hosted by Amber Ruffin. As a stand-up, Dan’s festival credits include Montreal Just For Laughs, New York Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Boston Comedy Fest, Limestone Comedy Fest, and Finger Lakes Comedy Competition (2015, 1st place).
FEATURED BITS ON THIS EPISODE
– Roy Wood Jr. – Black Patriotism (Father Figure, 2017)
– Dan Perlman – Pretty Without Makeup
– Dan Perlman – Suicide Hotline
– Joe Rogan – Marijuana Laws (Strange Times, 2018)*
– John Mulaney – Stranger Danger (Kid Gorgeous, 2018)*
*These are our names for these bits since they’re pulled from Netflix specials.
Thank you, Dan, you thought machine!
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