Comedian Brent Weinbach discusses his serious approach
"If Netflix is so popular, how come they haven't they expanded?" comedian Brent Weinbach asks in one of his older bits. "How come they don't have Netflix for kids? Who's with me? Netflix for kids!" [Audience cheers obligingly.]
"Because imagine how wonderful it would be," he continues, "if you could go online and order a child. You could play with them as long as you want and, when you're finished, trade them in for another kid. No late fees; no child left behind. You could choose from thousands of hot titles: Trevor…Demetrious…Lisa…Black Trevor…"
Weinbach delivers this deadpan, in a booming baritone. There's none of the "So how's everybody feelin' tonight?" segues or typical onstage banter intended to loosen up the crowd. Instead, he favors a nerdy, professorial persona—stiff and staid and providing a hilarious contrast to his self-described "stupid" jokes. Whether barking his invented Russian alphabet or demonstrating how everything is sexier with smooth jazz, he jokes in a way that's refreshingly unique and deceptively smart. In advance of his September 23 appearance at the Beat Kitchen, we asked the L.A.-based comedian about his distincitve approach. Read the interview here.