Eric Lingenfelter Destroys: The Movie!

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Thanks to the fancy new iPhone that my mother-in-law got me for Christmas, I can do all kindsa shit that I could never do before, like make movies in my car while my wife shops! Smell that, Hollywood? That’s pee in your coffee. And by pee in your coffee, I mean pee in your coffee. Because I peed in your coffee. This movie is a whole other thing.

Eric Lingenfelter

Hi. I'm Eric Lingenfelter. I love jokes. I've loved jokes for my whole life, even back when I was too young to really "get" them. Since 2009, I've been writing and telling my own jokes. I've gotten such rave reviews as "What the hell is going on?" from some cosplayer girl at UB Con, and "What the fuck is wrong with that guy?" from some drunk guy in the back of the room at Nietzsche's, and "HAHAHA!" from receptive audiences all over the ding dang place! If I don't make you laugh, I'm sorry. If I do make you laugh, I'm sorry. Visit my website at ericlingenfelter.tumblr.com for more good stuff.

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Buffalocomedy.com For The BPO

Watch the commercial as Buffalocomedy.com helps promote the 2012 season of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra featuring “truckzilla”.

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Written by Eric Lingenfelter

Eric Lingenfelter

Hi. I'm Eric Lingenfelter. I love jokes. I've loved jokes for my whole life, even back when I was too young to really "get" them. Since 2009, I've been writing and telling my own jokes. I've gotten such rave reviews as "What the hell is going on?" from some cosplayer girl at UB Con, and "What the fuck is wrong with that guy?" from some drunk guy in the back of the room at Nietzsche's, and "HAHAHA!" from receptive audiences all over the ding dang place! If I don't make you laugh, I'm sorry. If I do make you laugh, I'm sorry. Visit my website at ericlingenfelter.tumblr.com for more good stuff.

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“Sister Wives” From Dykes of Hazard Variety hour

The Dykes of Hazard Variety Hour celebrates its Two year anniversary This February!

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More info at dykesofhazardcomedy.com

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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The Hero’s Journey

Ever Wonder what happens to your favorite video game heroes after the world is safe? Click play to find out!
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written by Eric Lingenfelter, starring Eric, Jamie Travale and Mark Ciemcioch

Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Eric Lingenfelter Destroys: Episode 13

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This one’s mostly about the debt ceiling disaster.  Hopefully, and I’ve never hoped this before, this one will be irrelevant by the time it goes up.  But who am I kidding?  This is post-bipartisan America!  We work hard to fail hard!

Eric Lingenfelter

Hi. I'm Eric Lingenfelter. I love jokes. I've loved jokes for my whole life, even back when I was too young to really "get" them. Since 2009, I've been writing and telling my own jokes. I've gotten such rave reviews as "What the hell is going on?" from some cosplayer girl at UB Con, and "What the fuck is wrong with that guy?" from some drunk guy in the back of the room at Nietzsche's, and "HAHAHA!" from receptive audiences all over the ding dang place! If I don't make you laugh, I'm sorry. If I do make you laugh, I'm sorry. Visit my website at ericlingenfelter.tumblr.com for more good stuff.

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The Too Early Show! with Dustin Runnels

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Hate mornings?  So does Dustin Runnels, host of the Too Early Show!, the best morning show of all time, ever (suck it, Kathie Lee!)!

(Glenn Jacobs hates mornings as much as I love !sticking exclamation points where! they don’t belong!)!

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Eric Lingenfelter

Hi. I'm Eric Lingenfelter. I love jokes. I've loved jokes for my whole life, even back when I was too young to really "get" them. Since 2009, I've been writing and telling my own jokes. I've gotten such rave reviews as "What the hell is going on?" from some cosplayer girl at UB Con, and "What the fuck is wrong with that guy?" from some drunk guy in the back of the room at Nietzsche's, and "HAHAHA!" from receptive audiences all over the ding dang place! If I don't make you laugh, I'm sorry. If I do make you laugh, I'm sorry. Visit my website at ericlingenfelter.tumblr.com for more good stuff.

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A Quick Word About Gay Marriage

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Kristen Becker and Eric Lingenfelter weigh in on the upcoming New York State Senate vote on Marriage Equality.  (Note: I’d like to personally apologize for the state of my hair in this video.)

Eric Lingenfelter

Hi. I'm Eric Lingenfelter. I love jokes. I've loved jokes for my whole life, even back when I was too young to really "get" them. Since 2009, I've been writing and telling my own jokes. I've gotten such rave reviews as "What the hell is going on?" from some cosplayer girl at UB Con, and "What the fuck is wrong with that guy?" from some drunk guy in the back of the room at Nietzsche's, and "HAHAHA!" from receptive audiences all over the ding dang place! If I don't make you laugh, I'm sorry. If I do make you laugh, I'm sorry. Visit my website at ericlingenfelter.tumblr.com for more good stuff.

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Eric Lingenfelter Destroys: Episode 10

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This episode features my first and last words about the Anthony Weiner scandal. The first word is “I” and the last word is “resist.” Curious about all the words in between? Then play the video, stupid!

Eric Lingenfelter

Hi. I'm Eric Lingenfelter. I love jokes. I've loved jokes for my whole life, even back when I was too young to really "get" them. Since 2009, I've been writing and telling my own jokes. I've gotten such rave reviews as "What the hell is going on?" from some cosplayer girl at UB Con, and "What the fuck is wrong with that guy?" from some drunk guy in the back of the room at Nietzsche's, and "HAHAHA!" from receptive audiences all over the ding dang place! If I don't make you laugh, I'm sorry. If I do make you laugh, I'm sorry. Visit my website at ericlingenfelter.tumblr.com for more good stuff.

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An Eric Lingenfelter Destroys Graduation Speciacular!

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I needed some time off because I’m busy searching for a new apartment, so I handed this one over to the Creepy Voice. She’s got an important message for all of you new graduates out there, so click play and take heed.

Eric Lingenfelter

Hi. I'm Eric Lingenfelter. I love jokes. I've loved jokes for my whole life, even back when I was too young to really "get" them. Since 2009, I've been writing and telling my own jokes. I've gotten such rave reviews as "What the hell is going on?" from some cosplayer girl at UB Con, and "What the fuck is wrong with that guy?" from some drunk guy in the back of the room at Nietzsche's, and "HAHAHA!" from receptive audiences all over the ding dang place! If I don't make you laugh, I'm sorry. If I do make you laugh, I'm sorry. Visit my website at ericlingenfelter.tumblr.com for more good stuff.

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Crazy. it’s not just on the Internet.

Many people are meeting significant others on the internet, some are going the old fashioned route and meeting folks in bars. Either way, the world is still full of crazies.

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Patrick Higgins

Patrick Higgins is a writer, radio host and stand-up comedian from Buffalo, N.Y. who performs his unique brand of of blue-humor with a mix of observations and story-telling while he has entertained crowds across the region. Patrick can be heard weekly on 91.3fm WBNY (www.wbny.org), "Buffalo's Original Alternative" every Monday at 10pm EST for 'The Patrick Higgins Show' a talk-variety-comedy program.

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Eric Lingenfelter Destroys: Episode 9

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By order of the Chairman, I offer you a succulent variation on my classic rant format.  The secret ingredient is: FUN!

Eric Lingenfelter

Hi. I'm Eric Lingenfelter. I love jokes. I've loved jokes for my whole life, even back when I was too young to really "get" them. Since 2009, I've been writing and telling my own jokes. I've gotten such rave reviews as "What the hell is going on?" from some cosplayer girl at UB Con, and "What the fuck is wrong with that guy?" from some drunk guy in the back of the room at Nietzsche's, and "HAHAHA!" from receptive audiences all over the ding dang place! If I don't make you laugh, I'm sorry. If I do make you laugh, I'm sorry. Visit my website at ericlingenfelter.tumblr.com for more good stuff.

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Buffalo Comedy News

This is the first in a series of news desk updates, for you the people.   it is our goal here at Buffalo Comedy News to keep you as in touch with current events, and also those that  have been entirely made up.

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Eric Lingenfelter

Hi. I'm Eric Lingenfelter. I love jokes. I've loved jokes for my whole life, even back when I was too young to really "get" them. Since 2009, I've been writing and telling my own jokes. I've gotten such rave reviews as "What the hell is going on?" from some cosplayer girl at UB Con, and "What the fuck is wrong with that guy?" from some drunk guy in the back of the room at Nietzsche's, and "HAHAHA!" from receptive audiences all over the ding dang place! If I don't make you laugh, I'm sorry. If I do make you laugh, I'm sorry. Visit my website at ericlingenfelter.tumblr.com for more good stuff.

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Adam Zukic- Bubble or nothing.

The world’s eyes are focused on Buffalo this week for what is undoubtedly the biggest event to hit the hockey world-The first ever Super Chexx Bubble Hockey World Championships,  at the Convention Center. Up to $20,000 in prize money could be awarded.

One man is favored to win it all, veteran Bubbler Adam Zukic.  We caught up with Adam on his second day competing.

Day one led to an unexpected expulsion from the doubles tournament after Adam pulled his famous, yet ethically questionable Signature Bubble move.   Adam  is returning today to fulfill his bubble destiny.

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Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Eric Lingenfelter Destroys Gaiden: A Very Special Episode Wherein No One Learns a Thing

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I’m a little strapped for cash, so I decided to sell this episode to a couple of metalhead friends that I met back when I played rhythm guitar for Chaetophobic Goregurgler.

I guess they’re running some kind of business or something. Check it out.

Eric Lingenfelter

Hi. I'm Eric Lingenfelter. I love jokes. I've loved jokes for my whole life, even back when I was too young to really "get" them. Since 2009, I've been writing and telling my own jokes. I've gotten such rave reviews as "What the hell is going on?" from some cosplayer girl at UB Con, and "What the fuck is wrong with that guy?" from some drunk guy in the back of the room at Nietzsche's, and "HAHAHA!" from receptive audiences all over the ding dang place! If I don't make you laugh, I'm sorry. If I do make you laugh, I'm sorry. Visit my website at ericlingenfelter.tumblr.com for more good stuff.

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Eric Lingenfelter Destroys: Episode 7

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Another episode about Washington wackiness.  Some people say that our political situation would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.  I say to those people, can’t it be funny BECAUSE it’s so sad?  I think so.  Obviously.  (Shut up.)

Eric Lingenfelter

Hi. I'm Eric Lingenfelter. I love jokes. I've loved jokes for my whole life, even back when I was too young to really "get" them. Since 2009, I've been writing and telling my own jokes. I've gotten such rave reviews as "What the hell is going on?" from some cosplayer girl at UB Con, and "What the fuck is wrong with that guy?" from some drunk guy in the back of the room at Nietzsche's, and "HAHAHA!" from receptive audiences all over the ding dang place! If I don't make you laugh, I'm sorry. If I do make you laugh, I'm sorry. Visit my website at ericlingenfelter.tumblr.com for more good stuff.

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Eric Lingenfelter Destroys: Episode 6

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This one’s kind of topical, so please watch it before it’s kind of irrelevant.  Though knowing the persistence of the pustule I’m popping in this one, that might take a good long while.

Eric Lingenfelter

Hi. I'm Eric Lingenfelter. I love jokes. I've loved jokes for my whole life, even back when I was too young to really "get" them. Since 2009, I've been writing and telling my own jokes. I've gotten such rave reviews as "What the hell is going on?" from some cosplayer girl at UB Con, and "What the fuck is wrong with that guy?" from some drunk guy in the back of the room at Nietzsche's, and "HAHAHA!" from receptive audiences all over the ding dang place! If I don't make you laugh, I'm sorry. If I do make you laugh, I'm sorry. Visit my website at ericlingenfelter.tumblr.com for more good stuff.

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All State Insurance

All State now carries health insurance. Are you in good hands?

Written by Chris Scherr. Directed and Cinematography by Matt Lorentz

For more videos, sketches, and information please check out Buffalosketchcomedy.com

 

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BuffaloSketchComedy

The group initially started with the intention of creating internet videos but popularity quickly grew after a couple of live performances. Our goal is to provide a fresh wave of comedy for Western New York (and then some). While the comedy landscape continues to change, we evolve with it. Above all else- we love to perform. We love to make people laugh.

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Eric Lingenfelter Destroys: Episode 5

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This one goes out to every nerd who ever weirded out every non-nerd within earshot by barreling headlong into one of those way too well thought out this-is-what-would-happen-if-this-fictio­nal-thing-actually-existed-in-the-real-w­orld rants.

In other words, this one goes out to every nerd.

Eric Lingenfelter

Hi. I'm Eric Lingenfelter. I love jokes. I've loved jokes for my whole life, even back when I was too young to really "get" them. Since 2009, I've been writing and telling my own jokes. I've gotten such rave reviews as "What the hell is going on?" from some cosplayer girl at UB Con, and "What the fuck is wrong with that guy?" from some drunk guy in the back of the room at Nietzsche's, and "HAHAHA!" from receptive audiences all over the ding dang place! If I don't make you laugh, I'm sorry. If I do make you laugh, I'm sorry. Visit my website at ericlingenfelter.tumblr.com for more good stuff.

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PEGULA. FIN.

Terry Pegula  is the new owners of the Buffalo Sabres. Word on the street is he is the miracle we have been waiting for here in Upstate NY.  For this, we made a video.  And then  another video.  and another. This is the third one. Enjoy! Written by Mark Ciemcioch, brainstormed by buffalocomedy.com

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Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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The Improv Game

The core of Buffalocomedy.com consists of stand up comedians, with a few sketch guys mixed in.  Here’s a sketch about IMPROV with special guest Todd Benzin from the Eclectic Company.  More info on upcoming Eclectic Company shows at www.eclecticimprov.com

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Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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Eric Lingenfelter Destroys: Episode 4

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It’s Episode 4 of the best micro talk/sketch show in Buffalo! I think it’s the only micro talk/sketch show in Buffalo, which would make it the best by default even if it sucked, but stop typing, Eric, said I to myself!

Eric Lingenfelter

Hi. I'm Eric Lingenfelter. I love jokes. I've loved jokes for my whole life, even back when I was too young to really "get" them. Since 2009, I've been writing and telling my own jokes. I've gotten such rave reviews as "What the hell is going on?" from some cosplayer girl at UB Con, and "What the fuck is wrong with that guy?" from some drunk guy in the back of the room at Nietzsche's, and "HAHAHA!" from receptive audiences all over the ding dang place! If I don't make you laugh, I'm sorry. If I do make you laugh, I'm sorry. Visit my website at ericlingenfelter.tumblr.com for more good stuff.

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DiscreetDC.com

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Congressman Chris Lee went looking for love in all the wrong places and it cost him his job. Don’t let it happen to you! Visit DiscreetDC.com! (Please don’t! It’s not real!)

Written by Eric Lingenfelter and Kristen Becker

Eric Lingenfelter

Hi. I'm Eric Lingenfelter. I love jokes. I've loved jokes for my whole life, even back when I was too young to really "get" them. Since 2009, I've been writing and telling my own jokes. I've gotten such rave reviews as "What the hell is going on?" from some cosplayer girl at UB Con, and "What the fuck is wrong with that guy?" from some drunk guy in the back of the room at Nietzsche's, and "HAHAHA!" from receptive audiences all over the ding dang place! If I don't make you laugh, I'm sorry. If I do make you laugh, I'm sorry. Visit my website at ericlingenfelter.tumblr.com for more good stuff.

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Eric Lingenfelter Destroys: Episode 3 (slightly NSFW!)

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It’s my third and, dare I say, finest episode! Parts of it get a little raunchy, so try not to watch this while your boss is around. Not that you’d do that, Johnny Goodworker.

Eric Lingenfelter

Hi. I'm Eric Lingenfelter. I love jokes. I've loved jokes for my whole life, even back when I was too young to really "get" them. Since 2009, I've been writing and telling my own jokes. I've gotten such rave reviews as "What the hell is going on?" from some cosplayer girl at UB Con, and "What the fuck is wrong with that guy?" from some drunk guy in the back of the room at Nietzsche's, and "HAHAHA!" from receptive audiences all over the ding dang place! If I don't make you laugh, I'm sorry. If I do make you laugh, I'm sorry. Visit my website at ericlingenfelter.tumblr.com for more good stuff.

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Eric Lingenfelter Destroys: Episode 2

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It’s Episode 2!  I said everything I had to say in the video so I don’t have anything to say so I’ll stop now!

Eric Lingenfelter

Hi. I'm Eric Lingenfelter. I love jokes. I've loved jokes for my whole life, even back when I was too young to really "get" them. Since 2009, I've been writing and telling my own jokes. I've gotten such rave reviews as "What the hell is going on?" from some cosplayer girl at UB Con, and "What the fuck is wrong with that guy?" from some drunk guy in the back of the room at Nietzsche's, and "HAHAHA!" from receptive audiences all over the ding dang place! If I don't make you laugh, I'm sorry. If I do make you laugh, I'm sorry. Visit my website at ericlingenfelter.tumblr.com for more good stuff.

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Things you shouldn’t say after sex. part 4.

Another installment with Patrick Higgins. And that very nice girl who had to lay in bed with him.

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Kristen Becker

For more than ten years, Becker has loved bringing her raucous point-of-view comedy to audiences all over the continent. Toronto’s Xtra! lauded her “brash and personal humor.” As the winner of the Queen City Comedy Competition, she took the largely male-dominated genre by storm. The Artvoice paper in her hometown of Buffalo, known for its flourishing and dynamic comedy scene, named her the city’s Best Stand-up Comic four years running.

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The Human Escape Pod Show: Season Zero, Episode Only

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Question: Who is “The Human Escape Pod Show?”

Answer: “The Human Escape Pod Show” cast/crew was:

Peter Schafer – mastermind/writer/actor/director/cinematographer/editor/set designer/prop master/jack of all trades/jack off all trades/sufferer of near-crippling ADD whose near-crippling ADD made him a brilliant mastermind/writer/actor/director/so on/so forth when we could get him to not vanish for weeks or months at a time so we could get together and get things done.  He is featured in this video as “Wilson Cladwell.”

Nigel Larson – comedian/writer/actor/talent wrangler/my best friend in the Rochester comedy community at the time.1 He is not featured in this video, but was nonetheless very important to the project and very important to me personally (smooches!).

Anthony Iannopollo – comedian/writer/actor/free-associator/sufferer of near-crippling ADD whose near-crippling ADD made him a brilliant comedian/writer/actor when we could get him to focus his funny instead of /free-associating on to the next random thing that billboard elephant goo-goo plunket.  He is featured in this video as “Annie”/”Anthony”/”Sasquatch.”

Colin Burgess/Evan Van Kouwenberg – comedians/writers/actors/fraternal Siamese twins joined at the spirit.2 They are also not featured in this video.3

Evan Enstrom – writer/actor/biochemist/superspy who somehow got this video off of Peter’s computer and passed it along to me so I could share it with you.  He is also not featured in this video, but was nonetheless also very important to the project and also very important to me personally (also smooches!).4

and Me – comedian/writer/actor who is thrilled to finally have videographic proof that I didn’t completely waste all that money, gas, and time going back and forth from Buffalo to Rochester every Sunday during the 10-or-so months we spent trying to make this thing happen.  Me is featured in this video as “Buford Brigglebee.”

Question: What is “The Human Escape Pod Show?”

Answer: “The Human Escape Pod Show” was the brainchild of Rochester auteur Peter Schafer.  It was supposed to be 13 half-hour episodes of late-night public access sketch comedy for stoners, insomniacs, and the mentally unwell.5 It became what people who like to be optimistic about their failures call “a learning experience.”  The video above is the only episode we ever completed.  There are odds and sods from other episodes on Peter’s computer,6 but they’ll probably never see the light of day.7

Question: Where is “The Human Escape Pod Show?”

Psychoanalytical Answer: “The Human Escape Pod Show” lies in the unconscious.  It is what Freud called “the id,” “a cauldron full of seething excitiations.”8

In-Universe Answer: “The Human Escape Pod Show” is broadcast live in Fuck-U-Vision 3000 HD Omnicolor from Wilson Cladwell’s Earth-orbiting satellite sanctum.

Real-Life Answer: “The Human Escape Pod Show” was mostly filmed in Peter Schafer’s apartment, which he turned into the titular set with rolls upon rolls of aluminum foil and a bunch of junk he garbage picked from who knows where.  At one of our last meetings, Peter told us that having to actually live inside of his own failed experiment drove him past the edge of sanity, where, apparently, cell phone reception is spotty at best.

Question: When is “The Human Escape Pod Show?”

In-Universe Answer: “The Human Escape Pod Show” takes place in the not-too-distant future, next Monday A.D.9

Real-Life Answer: We worked on “The Human Escape Pod Show” from September 2009 to July 2010, give or take a month or two.  It was supposed to go on the air on some Rochester public access station10 in January 2010 and run for 13 weeks in a late-night/early-morning time slot usually reserved for half-hour long ads for knives that can saw off a shotgun barrel and still stay sharp enough to slice the rump roast off of a live cow’s ass faster than it can moo, “But wait, there’s more!”

But we found out rather quickly that making 13 episodes worth of good TV with only six cast/crew members,11 no budget, and a projected premiere date less than four months away was more than just daunting.  It was impossible.  We pushed the premiere back to February 2010, then pushed it back to March 2010, then pushed it back to April 2010, and we kept pushing it back and pushing it back until we finally pushed it off of the calendar altogether.  Peter stopped answering calls, I stopped going to Rochester, and the whole thing collapsed.

Then, a few weeks later, Nigel finally heard from Peter.  Peter, Nigel, Evan E. and I had a meeting.  We decided to salvage the project by combining the footage we already had with some “interview” footage we figured we could write and shoot fairly quickly to make a meta-mockumentary about the rise and fall of a show called, coincidentally, “Uncle Fartsy’s Fiddlin’ Faddlin’ Funtime Famboree!”12 We had a couple more meetings, we wrote the first act,13 Peter stopped answering phone calls, Nigel moved to Seattle, I stopped going to Rochester, and the whole thing collapsed.  Again.

Then Evan E. got this footage then he sent it to me then done.

Question: Why is “The Human Escape Pod Show?”

In-Universe Answer: Wilson Cladwell created “The Human Escape Pod Show” so he could hold a magnifying makeup mirror up to the face of human society and shout, “Your pores are disgusting!”  So he could see your foibles, suck them up, and spit them back into your face like an angry llama who’s tired of being poked in the eye with a sharp stick by your unsupervised child.  So he could firmly thrust his hot, throbbing thoughts into the moist, supple folds of your braingina in the hopes that you might one day become the struggling single parent of a baby called Revolution!    So he could tell you lately that he loves you.

Real-Life Answer: I’m sharing “The Human Escape Pod Show” with the world14 because we worked too fucking hard on this thing to not have anyone see it, goddammit!15

Question: How is “The Human Escape Pod Show?”

Answer: You tell me.16

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1. He’s in Seattle now, and last I heard, he’s doing pretty well for himself out there, comedy-wise.  Good for him!

2. To invert the old cliché, they have never been seen in different rooms not together.

3. They escaped the Pod early, before it burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere.

4. To Evan: Thanks for the espionage, and sorry about all the awkward phone calls.  Love, Eric.  Also.

5. Fun Fact: According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, as well as every other online dictionary that I frantically, confusedly, and frankly appalledly searched through upon reading the thing I’m about to share with you, definition 2 of “unwell” is “undergoing menstruation.”  Huh.

6. Assuming he hasn’t deleted them so he can just forget the whole thing and move on, in which case, sorry about this, Peter.

7. They’ll probably never see the darkness of your computer room in those fleeting moments after you’ve finished rubbing the epidermal layer off of your poor, abused member and before you’ve started sobbing yourself to sleep in your big, empty bed, either.

8. Sigmund Freud, New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis[1933] (Penguin Freud Library 2) p. 105-6 (this is where Wikipedia got that quote from)

9. As in, the day after Mystery Science Theatre 3000 takes place, for all you non-nerds out there.

10. I know what you’re thinking (really, I do): “Why public access TV?  Who watches that?  Why didn’t you just post it on the Internet, like you’re doing right now?”  Honestly, I have no fucking idea.

11. Some of whom – for example, me – could only work on the show once a week because of work/school/geographic location, etc.

12. Which is Nonsense for “The Human Escape Pod Show.”

13. We also wrote a script for a promo video that we were going to send to Adult Swim in the hopes that they might pick up the show and send us a modestly fat sack of cash so we could quit our jobs and work on the show full-time, and oh, man, did that ever not happen!

14. The Buffalo comedy scene being pretty much the entirety of my world nowadays.  Not that I’d have it any other way.

15. Especially Peter.  I know shit on him for being flaky, but the guy poured his entire being into this project while it was still alive.  I mean, watch the video again, or for the first time if you read this first.  You can feel the love radiating off of the screen, can’t you?  And I think when Peter realized the show wasn’t going to turn out exactly the way he wanted it to, that love drove him bats and he had to let the whole thing go.  But enough deskchair psychoanalysis.  Peter, if you’re reading this, I wish you all the success you can handle.  You’re a talented man, and you deserve it.

16. I think it’s pretty good.

Eric Lingenfelter

Hi. I'm Eric Lingenfelter. I love jokes. I've loved jokes for my whole life, even back when I was too young to really "get" them. Since 2009, I've been writing and telling my own jokes. I've gotten such rave reviews as "What the hell is going on?" from some cosplayer girl at UB Con, and "What the fuck is wrong with that guy?" from some drunk guy in the back of the room at Nietzsche's, and "HAHAHA!" from receptive audiences all over the ding dang place! If I don't make you laugh, I'm sorry. If I do make you laugh, I'm sorry. Visit my website at ericlingenfelter.tumblr.com for more good stuff.

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