Eponymous, max



This set by Joe Pera is one of my favorite comedy sets ever. At the first round of this year’s March Madness tournament at Carolines, sixty-four comics (myself among them) each did one minute of comedy. Most of us were loud and fast, doing our best jokes machine gun style. Joe Pera went up dead last. He spent the first ten seconds of his set calmly and quietly adjusted the position of the mic without speaking a word. He used the next ten seconds to do one joke. The rest of the set was one long applause break.

If you missed it, here’s Joe’s submission video to last year’s Andy Kaufman awards, which is brilliant as well. He’s one of the most original and surprising comics in the city; there is truly no one like him.

There’s Joe Pera and there’s everyone else

The best. Always.