Ep. 33: Chad Damiani & Clowning/Idiot in a Pandemic

Before COVID-19 took hold, a new form of “clowning” that was so much more rebellious and absurd than most other live comedy, or even any clowning you likely would... See More

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Ep. 33: Chad Damiani & Clowning/Idiot in a Pandemic Ep. 33: Chad Damiani & Clowning/Idiot in a Pandemic

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Before COVID-19 took hold, a new form of “clowning” that was so much more rebellious and absurd than most other live comedy, or even any clowning you likely would have seen in the past, had really started to take hold in Los Angeles. Through the last few years, such inspired, spirited, and ingenious performers like Chad Damiani were instrumental into not only pushing the boundaries of what you could do with blending characters, improv, physical comedy, etc. on a live stage, but pushing the boundaries of what you could do with live comedy as a whole. Chad dives into the whole world of clowning/idiot, with TCB’s Jake Kroeger, as it was in 2019 going into 2020 and what the clowning/idiot community has had to do to adapt to the pandemic (a growing number of outdoor shows in parks). Also, some quick “hot” takes on Adult Swim Festival’s full virtual line-up and Sacha Baron Cohen setting his sights for Mark Zuckerberg.

Follow Chad @thechaddamiani on Instagram

The Comedy Bureau @thecomedybureau across platforms and please, please support TCB via GoFundMePatreon, or on Venmo (@jakekroeger).
Produced by Jake Kroeger
Music by Brian Granillo
Artwork by Andrew Delman and KT

Before COVID-19 took hold, a new form of “clowning” that was so much more rebellious and absurd than most other live comedy, or even any clowning you likely would have seen in the past, had really started to take hold in Los Angeles. Through the last few years, such inspired, spirited, and ingenious performers like Chad Damiani were instrumental into not only pushing the boundaries of what you could do with blending characters, improv, physical comedy, etc. on a live stage, but pushing the boundaries of what you could do with live comedy as a whole. Chad dives into the whole world of clowning/idiot, with TCB’s Jake Kroeger, as it was in 2019 going into 2020 and what the clowning/idiot community has had to do to adapt to the pandemic (a growing number of outdoor shows in parks). Also, some quick “hot” takes on Adult Swim Festival’s full virtual line-up and Sacha Baron Cohen setting his sights for Mark Zuckerberg.

Follow Chad @thechaddamiani on Instagram

The Comedy Bureau @thecomedybureau across platforms and please, please support TCB via GoFundMePatreon, or on Venmo (@jakekroeger).
Produced by Jake Kroeger
Music by Brian Granillo
Artwork by Andrew Delman and KT

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Jake Kroeger

With a reputation as LA’s foremost comedic expert, Jake has written extensively about the art form of comedy at such publications as Vulture, Nerdist, and LA Weekly, consulted at Vin Di Bona Productions and Super Deluxe, produced a comedy album at the Grammy Award-winning comedy record label AST Records, put on great live comedy shows (of all kinds) all around town (including such places as the Comedy Central Stage, The Satellite LA, Echoplex, and Lyric Hyperion), C, and even gives a premium exclusive tour through the LA comedy scene via Airbnb Experiences.

The Comedy Bureau was single-handedly founded and is still currently run solely by Jake Kroeger. Nobody knows what’s going on right now in comedy (especially in Los Angeles) better than Jake Kroeger. For a decade, he has been in the thick of the LA comedy scene every single night performing, producing, scouting, curating, writing about comedy.