'95 article on the end of the boom

From the Jun 19, 1995 (!) issue of New York Magazine: "The Comedy Zombies and the Ninth Circle of Funny." Check out this pic of some "new comedians reinvigorating standup":



Marc Maron, of the leopard skin print jacket, in the article: "The reason comedy sucks right now is because shitty comics ruined it."

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3 Comment(s)

Blogger soce said...

Wow they all look so young and full of hope.

8/30/10, 5:01 PM  
Blogger myq said...

I like that the article quotes what could be the very first "suck a bag of dicks" joke, and acts like there's something wrong with it. Haven't they been to the future?

8/30/10, 6:16 PM  
Blogger soce said...

Wow, after you posted this, it took off!!

http://www.theapiary.org/daily-links/2010/8/30/the-stand-up-boom-actually-ended-in-1995-adam-conover.html

http://comedycentral.tumblr.com/post/1038572119/juliasegal-adamconover-marc-maron-louis

And many more spots. The original tumblr post on adam conover's page gives you credit for finding the article.

8/31/10, 11:28 PM