Basements, dim back rooms, the dive-iest of dive bars, at 9:00 PM on a weeknight: this is where comedy is born. Not at The Apollo or on HBO, but at open mic nights. This is where all great comics get their start and where the shitty ones toil and sweat in the hopes of maybe, one day, becoming less shitty.
Peter Bresnan happens to be the latter type, and TELL ME I'M FUNNY is a podcast miniseries that follows his attempts, over the course of a single year, to succeed as a stand-up comedian, presented as candidly as possible, good jokes and bad ones. Follow him in his sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes bizarre journey through the lower circles of comedy.
Named one of the 50 Best Podcasts of 2016 by The Atlantic.
(I highly recommend listening to the show in order, starting with Episode. Otherwise, things get real confusing real quick.)