Tony Deyo

Stand-up Comedian

Crickets... on purpose.

Sometimes you run across an idea so brilliant, it stops you in your tracks.  Recently, I was reading the bio for a “comedy duo”.  Now, I know what you’re thinking… comedy duos usually suck.  You’re right… they do usually suck, but keep reading.  The bio of this comedy duo included the following line… “they never shy away from awkward silence.”  Since I’m a comedian, I’ll translate this for you.  This is comedy-speak for “We’re probably going to bomb.  There will be many, many jokes that won’t even remotely work… and we’re going to pretend that this is what we wanted to happen.”  They’re marketing themselves as horrible comedians… telling you that they’re awful… and want you to think this is on purpose.  Seriously… brilliant.

Completely unrelated… my buddy and I just shot a short sketch last week, and we should have it edited and online soon.  In it, I don’t shy away from being a crappy actor.  That’s a choice I made… that’s the way I wanted it to be.