It’s about that time of year again where BU’s funny people battle it out, comedy style, to find out who BU’s Funniest Student* is. I’m sure there will be many giggles, tears and hopefully not blood shed so as a lead up to the competition I’ve decided to release the comedic stylings of some fabulous comedians upon you.
Stepping up to the plate first is John Mulaney. You may be familiar with Mulaney from appearances on SNL, The Comedian’s of Comedy tour or the hilarious I Love The 30’s. Mulaney has been a writer for SNL since 2008 and has blossomed into one of the best up and coming comedians (though I guess once you’re writing for SNL and touring with Patton Oswalt you’re not really up and coming). His debut album “The Top Part” harps on what’s really important in the world today; intramural basketball, drag queens and Tom Jones’ “What’s New Pussycat”.
Next up is Ron Funches, a Chicago born stand up who made his television debut in early August on that tall red head guys show, I think it’s called Conan the Barbarian. Ron Funches is unlike many comedians but his stage presence rivals the greats. His deadpan delivery and jokes about blackberries or his affinity for Alanis Morrissette allow Funches to connect with the out of place nerd in all of us. I doubt you were aware there are gangs in Oregon as well.
Next week I’ll have more funny people for you laughy people.
*BU’s Funniest Student Auditions will be November 15th at 7 pm in BU Central! (First round Friday the 18th)