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Kaizen Komedy

Nov 27, 2018

This week, Kaizen Komedy reviews the work of another comic’s comic, Dave Attell. Attell is often referred to as a joke machine by his contemporaries and is one of the best joke writers out there. His use of constant mis-directs and his crude and absurd imagery keep his audience’s laughing at a rate that is hard...


Nov 20, 2018

This week, Kaizen Komedy looks at the work of Margaret Cho. Not only is she politically active and an avid ally of the LGBT community, but she is also a veteran of the comedy scene and is a great example of a comic who is able to do more for an audience than just make them laugh. Her ability to make light of her...


Nov 13, 2018

D.L. Hughley has had a strong presence in comedy since his very first special in 1992. After his first special, he was selected to be the very first host of BET's ComicView, a standup comedy program. From there he went on to have slew of appearances in TV and film, release several albums and three books, have his own...


Nov 10, 2018

In the third episode of the History of Comedy side series, the Kaizen Crew tackles the Vaudeville era up to the Modern Era of comedy with a few pit stops in between. Cody talks about the show and book 'I'm Dying Up Here' and Shafi breaks down CNN's History of Comedy miniseries. The guys also spend a bit of time debating...


Nov 6, 2018

This week, Kaizen Komedy looks at Chris D’Elia. The way he laughs at his own material and jumps around from thought to thought gives his work the illusion of a stream of consciousness, but with closer attention you're able to see the underlying structure of many of his jokes. That, and his natural ability to interact...