Why Didn’t They Laugh?
#49: Every Thorn Has it’s Rose

#49: Every Thorn Has it’s Rose

October 30, 2015

This episode my brother tells the story of how he got a ride from the airport. I sing a song on the God Damn Comedy Jam and we read both positive and negative letters from the people. Brea Improv 11/12-14, Dallas Improv 11/28-29, Flappers Burbank 11/22 email me with comments or for info on shows whydidnttheylaughpodcast@gmail.com comment, rate, subscribe this show so we can keep it growin. That's why my nickname is Growin Benjamin much love!”

#48: Hugo Boss was a Nazi with Adam Ray

#48: Hugo Boss was a Nazi with Adam Ray

October 28, 2015

Long time friend and host of ABOUT LAST NIGHT podcast, Adam joins me to talk history, hecklers, his new role in Ghostbusters, and he's shocked to learn Hugo Boss was a Nazi. He claims he will no longer wear the cologne but I don't believe him. He's a great guy and this was one of my favorite interviews I've done thus far. I read emails from listeners who try to explain to me what diamonds are all about and my opinion shifts slightly. Catilyn Jenner is the new Nickelback and Donald Trump is the joker from batman. Write to me comments that stuck out to you while watching either YouTube or porn videos. I'm obsessed with how much angrier YouTube is than YouPorn. whydidnttheylaughpodcast@gmail.com subscribe/rate/comment to keep us going Brea Improv 11/12-14 Dallas Improv 11/28-29 owenbenjamin.com

#47: Kunal Nayyar “Maybe that’s how I’ll make friends”

#47: Kunal Nayyar “Maybe that’s how I’ll make friends”

October 23, 2015

Kunal Nayyar "Maybe this is how I'll make friends" Big Bang Theory star Kunal Nayyar has a new book out called "Yes, My accent is real" which is fantastic. I got to talk to him about it at a livetalksla.org event. He's been a great friend to me for a while and has tons of awesome insights into life. I'll be at the Brea Improv nov 12-14 get tix at improv.com email me at whydidnttheylaughpodcast@gmail.com subscribe, rate, comment, and spread this around! Pick up kunal's book. It's also great on audible.com

#46: Shiny Things

#46: Shiny Things

October 21, 2015

This episode we look at a joke about engagement rings. Tough subject to crack and definitely still a work in progress. We talk great people in history that have been "on the spectrum" and we see my brother's reaction to the youtube video "hand job cabin." Subscribe, rate, comment, spread the love. I'll be at the Brea Improv nov 12-14. Email me at whydidnttheylaughpodcast@gmail.com owenbenjamin.com for touring dates watch hand job cabin before listening to the part with my brother. His reaction is priceless. He sees it as actually scary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vao5rn7OHPo

#45: Ninja Pirate

#45: Ninja Pirate

October 16, 2015

Final stretch of my tour and happy to be coming home. I review the incredible book "Why Nations Fail" and give you some solid points they make so you don't have to read the whole book if you don't want to. I break format a little and don't go over live jokes because frankly random venue midweek shows can get so weird I can't accurately determine why jokes are working or not. So instead I read you guys a story from my childhood that involves a little kid with a dream, some bad luck, and a mom with a big decision. It's kind of like my Marvel origin story. Except I didn't turn into a super hero. Listen and enjoy. email me at whydidnttheylaughpodcast@gmail.com to tell me about your origin stories rate, comment, and spread this podcast because that's how we grow draftkings.com promo code LAUGH for free entry into this week's contest.

#44: Benedict Hammerpants

#44: Benedict Hammerpants

October 14, 2015

My brother and I tackle a joke about our childhood and making love to an orange. On tour right now. owenbenjamin.com for tix. email me any comments to whydidnttheylaughpodcast@gmail.com i love to hear from you all. comment, subscribe, rate, it helps us keep this going. I'll be at Higher Ground in Burlington VT 10/15 and comedy connection in providence all weekend. Hope to see you guys!

#43: If you ride the tiger you can never get off (with my mom)

#43: If you ride the tiger you can never get off (with my mom)

October 9, 2015

I listen to your feedback and people love my mom. Fortunately I'm home and can have a great chat with her. We talk the smell of fear, students, life, the future, Los Angeles, books, the hunger games, water, and my dad makes cookies in the background. Subscribe comment and rate. See me live. Tickets owenbenjamin.com email me your thoughts about rather or not your instincts are telling you to run. if so what do you do to calm down and if not what do you know that we don't whydidnttheylaughpodcast@gmail.com and make sure to include what region you live in much love

#42: Nothing Personal

#42: Nothing Personal

October 6, 2015

We are constantly getting feedback from people rather it's as obvious as a "you suck" or as subtle as a gaze held a little too long. This episode I discuss a great book "thanks for the feedback" by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen and show feedback loops and reactions from a show I just did at the Improv in Pittsburgh. Our self image and emotions greatly distort the world around us. See me live owenbenjamin.com Rate subscribe and comment about this podcast with #wdtl thanks! and as always give me your feedback whydidnttheylaughpodcast@gmail.com and I also do an impression of Donald trump as the Joker