The other day, I posted a video here with comedian Joe Klocek inviting a heckler up on stage, who wanted to show how much funnier he was. And Klocek ends up gently wiping the floor with him.
I thought it would be interesting to find any other video of Joe Klocek to see what his set is actually like. And it's pretty entertaining.
As far as I can tell, Klocek is part of a group called Recovery Comedy, which appears to be comedians who are recovering from some kind of addiction, and perform with that as the undercurrent of their act. I know I'm not describing it properly, but it'll have to do.
This is 17 minutes of Joe Klocek on stage, telling the tale of how he knew he had to turn his life around and how that came about. What's intriguing about the act is that it's not all comedy, but includes some thoughtful commentary. That's a hard mix to pull off, and generally he does a very good job with it. Besides, it's the kind of stand-up I prefer -- storytelling, where the humor comes out of observation of the structure, rather than just throwing jokes at you.
The camera is too far off, so the image isn't all that interesting. But the 17-minute tale largely is.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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