Comedian Hannibal Buress called in to Radio From Hell today to talk about his upcoming performance at the Oddball Comedy Festival.
Tell us about the Oddball Comedy Festival
It’s the second year of the Oddball Tour, our first time in Salt Lake City, but it’s a big tour. We have Louie CK, Sarah Silverman, I can’t remember all of them in Salt Lake, and it changes every city. Jeff Wilson and Live Nation Comedy just had the idea to have a big comedy tour at these outdoor amphitheater. It hasn’t been done before, and it’s been really cool, very different and very exciting.
What’s comedy like in the day time in an outdoor amphitheater?
It’s different when it’s day time. If it’s good comedians and the crowd gets into it, then it can be great doing comedy in the day time. It gets a little darker as the Main Stage starts. Ideally you want it to be darker when you’re doing comedy. If you’re doing dirty jokes people may not want to laugh at it in the day time because they feel more visible and people can see them, but it still works. If people are up for having a good time, it doesn’t matter if it’s sunlight or darkness.
For personal reasons I loved having Tim Kazurinsky on the show today. He’s currently playing the Wizard in Wicked. (Click Here for Tickets) He’s known for a lot of TV shows and movies, but it was amazing to talk to him about one of my comedic heroes, John Belushi. Tim and John were very close for a number of years. Tim shared stories about Belushi that were personal and gave me insight to a side of him that was not widely known. Belushi hated being stereotyped as Bluto from Animal House. He tried different types of characters (Continental Divide, Neighbors) and did them well, but the public wanted him to be loud and smash beer cans on his forehead. And he validated something I have thought for years. The soundtrack for Neighbors totally ruined the movie. I thought I was the only one who felt this way.
My job is pretty cool sometimes.
Battle of the Records Recap
Theme: Songs that make you cry because you hate your job
Bill's Pick for Battle of the Records: "Working In A Coalmine" - DEVO
Gina's Pick for Battle of the Records: "You Can Take This Job and Shove It" - Johnny Paycheck
Kerry's pick for Battle of the Records: "Do It Again" - The Kinks
You can vote for which one is your favorite on our Facebook page. Just "like" the video that you want to win! The winner will be played as the intro song for Tuesday's show
It’s now time for Boner of the Day (Tuesday recap). 3 news stories -- examples of bad, stupid, or funny human behavior. You will decide with your vote who is the worst, most deserving, of the award no one wants to win: the Boner of the Day. Boner: it means mistake.
Boner Candidate #1 - You Will Take Me To A Jumbo Jack and A Barq's Root Beer, Now!
A Los Angeles teacher allegedly drunkenly pulled a knife on students in their car Saturday night and demanded they take him to the fast food chain Jack in the Box. Read More
Boner Candidate #2 - Congrats On Your Coveted Status As A Sexual Assault Victim
Fox News contributor and Washington Post columnist George Will derided efforts on college campuses to combat the sexual assault epidemic as a ploy to "make victimhood a coveted status that confers privilege." Read More
Boner Candidate #3 - She Wasn't Gonna Need Those Groceries
Thieves stole groceries from the decimated SUV of a Houston woman who was killed in a car crash while driving her two young sons on Wednesday. Read More
It was another close race today, but boner candidate #3, "She Wasn't Gonna Need Those Groceries," won with only a handful of votes and was awarded the "coveted" award of Boner of the Day.
Monday (Memorial Day)
Tuesday – Killer Homo Impulses Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro discussed on air with Dr. Robi Ludwig the idea that Elliot Rodger (the UCSB Killer) went on a rampage because he was gay. (Read Full Story Here)
Wednesday – Your dead kids don’t trump my constitutional rights Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, insisted the deaths of innocent people "don't trump" his constitutional rights to a gun. (Read Full Story Here)
Thursday – Modest is Hottest A group of female high school students in Wasatch County say their school took "modesty" standards too far when their yearbook photos were digitally altered to cover up skin, without their knowledge or permission. (Read Full Story Here)
Friday - Isla Vista shootings? I blame the gays. In a discussion with Tony Perkins, president of the hate group Family Research Council, FRC senior fellow Ken Blackwell blamed gays and the acceptance of them for Elliot Rodger's mass shooting. (Read Full Story Here)