Maximus Groves and Evan Fowler talk with comedian Josh Denny. Described as edgy and intellectual, Josh’s comedy is a blend of the serious and the ridiculous, with many veteran comic greats describing Josh as having a “cartoon mind.” As a Philadelphia native who developed his act in the underground comedy scenes in Minneapolis and Chicago, Josh’s style is a blend of East Coast and Midwest; he now does stand up out of Los Angeles and hosts his own podcast called March of the Pigs. Josh is working on an Indiegogo campaign right now to fund his newest one-hour special called “Provoked,” which is slated to drop this year. The special will feature an hour of new comedy by Josh, directed by filmmaker Chris Raab, a.k.a. Raab Himself, from Jackass, CKY, and Viva La Bam. You can find out more about the campaign at JoshDennyComedy.com.
On Last Comic Standing:[16:50] JD: “Junior Stopka, he’s nuts, he’s the craziest comedian, and he’s the most unique person on the show.” [17:15] EF: “That competition doesn’t encourage individuality so much.” [17:20] JD: “It’s all designed.” [20:20] JD: “If you knew what the general public wanted and how to make it funny, you’d be sitting on my side of the table and not yours.” [20:30] JD: “When it comes to what’s funny, I’ll fuckin’ handle it.” [20:37] JD: “Patton Oswald’s keynote speech at Montreal 3 years ago is what every creative person should be using as their mission statement beacon for how they maintain sanity in this business.” [22:00] JD: “You don’t need anyone’s permission to be a filmmaker or comedian. Just fuckin’ do it.” [22:30] JD: “Whatever you’re doing, you have to commit to that way of life. Those are the people who are getting deals right now.” [24:10] JD: “The way I look at it, if I make one new fan today, then I’m growing, and at some point it’s going to hit the tipping point.” [27:30] JD: “Most of the fanbase I’ve built is because I know social media somewhat.” [28:40] JD: “I’d have rather that kid had a racist blog than to go into a church and start shooting people.” [30:15] JD: “Anybody can be disguised as a good person. I’d rather deal with the people who believe in some shit that’s a little weird vs. the person that pretends to be good.” [31:00] JD: “I don’t believe the people who are politically correct about everything are genuine.” [33:15] EF: “Modern Americans don’t fear anything more than appearing racist.” [33:50] JD: “No matter what you believe, when you can no longer express it, that’s when it turns to violence & rage.” [34:30] JD: “At some point you have to get in the foxhole with the guy who thinks you killed Jesus.” [36:45] JD: “The fact that there is real information is an illusion… you’re getting the perspective that the people who hold the pursestrings want you to have.” [37:00] JD: “There is no objective truth in the world anymore.” [37:15] EF: “I worry about when we get to a place where nothing is true and everything is…” MG: “Welcome!” [41:45] EF: “I wish Del Toro would make Hell Boy fucking 3.” [42:30] JD: “Deadpool. If that movie turns out to be a pile of shit, I’ll have to kill myself.” [43:30] JD: “How do you fuck up The Punisher so many times?” [46:20] JD: “Miles Teller as Reed Richards? Get the fuck out of here.” [46:40] MG: “I’m getting that the only fan of The Fantastic 4 left alive is Stan Lee.” [48:45] JD: “As a kid I thought Jean Claude Van Damme should be Gambit, and it still makes sense today.” [50:15] MG: “Who’s worse, outrage culture or comic fanboys, in needing their worldview?”
JD: “Oh, I hate ’em both.” [51:30] JD: “I think Adam Sandler is the most geniune dude in showbusiness. Never met the guy, but he has the filmmaking down to a science.” [53:45] JD: “John Cena. That was the funniest part of that movie Trainwreck.” [55:45] JD: “Proportionately, I’d never want to outgrow my dick in the gym.” [56:00] JD: “What am I gonna do, spend a bunch of money and work out for a year and end up in the same place dickwise?” [56:15] JD: “I actually put some weight on to restrictor plate some of that dick.” [56:30] JD: “I don’t want to be the guy with the dick that she ODs on.”