Episode #9: Is Comedy The New Punk Rock?

In this episode, we ask several notable comedians the question, “Is comedy the new punk rock?” Naturally, the answers varied from comedian to comedian, but the discussions were all very insightful and frank when discussing the similarities and differences between the two arts. Amy Miller draws parallels between punk rock shows and stand-up nights, Nathan Brannon talks about taking his politics as a person onstage as a comedian, and Hari Kondabolu talks about the fine line between comedy and political activism, and what people’s expectations are when they buy tickets to see him perform.


Amy Miller (Comedian)
Nathan Brannon (Comedian)
Adam Tripplet (Co-Manager, Helium Comedy Club)
Hari Kondabolu (Comedian)

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