So I went to a comedy show tonight, with my boyfriend and a few friends. All the comedians were dudes, which I always find eyerolling, but expected. This time it was the 4 main guys from that new Sullivan and Son’s show. They were all decently funny except the headliner, Steve Byrne.
He was offensive without being funny. I love offensive humor…
we just watched one of his shows, i think it was filmed about two years ago? and there were a few funny jokes—his material was mostly to do with pointing out stereotypes. but the act ended with the boy band skit, which calls a woman up on stage. basically it got so bad the girl tried to run back to her seat, then was coaxed to return, only to be molested more. honestly, i really don’t like that some male comedians think they can get away with anything just because they are performing.
Yeah! It was the same skit, and its highly uncomfortable to watch live. I thought it was really unnecessary to have the lady there to start with. To me, the joke should be about the ‘performers’ making asses of themselves, but it quickly devolved to them trying to out do each other on the creep-o-meter.
Sadly, at the show I watched, there was no real stereotype jokes. It was all just very misogynistic and fat shaming. And I can take a fat joke. I make them all the time since I don’t think being fat is bad, and the word shouldn’t be taken as an insult.
But seriously, one of those jokes were: “What movie is this line from ‘We’re going to need a bigger boat’?” The audience answers with ‘Jaws, but his punchline was “Precious.”
AUUGH SO GROSS.