The New York Times Explains Alternative Comedy to Your Dad


“Almost immediately after his podcast went public, [Bill] Burr’s assault was dissected by the very comedy nerds he disdained, on all the most popular comedy blogs and Web sites. In fact, the odds are good that many of his listeners are the ‘awkward nerds’ he disparaged: devout comedy acolytes who perform semiprofessionally in supportive rooms where there is no cover charge and failed jokes are reliably greeted not with heckling or thrown bottles, but with a gentle round of polite applause.”

Andrew Clark, for the New York Times Magazine, writing about the rise of the comedy nerd and Bill Burr’s rant against the alternative comedy scene.