Why is authenticity important in comedy? And how have events like the #MeToo movement changed the stand up scene?
This week, we welcome comedian and good friend - Megan Nager @nagertherager onto the bus!
In this hilarious episode with her, we talk about:
What makes something funny in stand up
The struggles of getting along in a globalized world (despite the cultural differences)
On meme culture
The importance of Authenticity in comedy
How culture has changed some of the stigma in the stand up scene
One of the most hilarious BDSM adventures we had while we were in South America.
Enjoy the ride!
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02:15 Discussing Magyn Kelly and her defense of black face.
05:20 Talking about past hookups. And talking about the Hormone Monster in Big Mouth.
07:54 Megan’s Sister - And how she was getting creepy texts from strangers about her.
09:18 Gen Zers and their memes - And talking about the Overtime Sports network.
13:05 What’s the thing with L.A? Megan talks about what makes LA special (And about coffee).
15:45 What it takes to be Vegan. The ideology and thoughts on it.
19:58 Failed thought experiment: What is Megan doing that is more right than what anybody else is doing?
21:10 Where did Megan and Brandon first meet? And when did comedy become a big part of Megan’s life?
23:42 Megan explains what makes something funny when you do Stand up.
24:30 Megan on one of her favorite shows: Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the importance of authenticity in stand up.
26:44 Megan’s latest experience on Open-mic night. And about hooking up.
29:23 How have events like the #MeToo movement changed the stigma in the stand up scene.
30:14 What does Megan think has changed these past few years?
33:04 What makes it such a cultural problem. And what kind of issues this causes in society.
37:10 The clash between moral principles and highly-sexualized media distribution and where kids get their sex-ed from.
39:15 A discussion on the horrible things some guys say when they get rejected to hook-up.
43:13 Daniel tells one of the most hilarious BDSM stories you’ve ever heard while in South America.
49:03 A talk on an old Kevin Hart comment that got backlash. And exploring the controversy behind it.
52:02 Globalization and the struggles that come with uniting opposing cultures from different countries.
54:23 What’s impressive about multicultural people who are together, despite their opposing views. And what it takes to be in a long lasting marriage.
1:00:00 “Hey, tell a joke” - How to mess with people in small ways and also make friends.
1:05:02 Talking about Meme culture - And on the American Meme documentary on Netflix
1:07:03 What is Megan’s new show Verified about?
1:11:45 The Wrap up. Where you can check out Megan and how you can support us.