Why Didn’t They Laugh?
#59: It Takes A Child To Raise A Village

#59: It Takes A Child To Raise A Village

December 31, 2015

I recorded this after not sleeping for two days so it's either gonna be awesome or insane. I'm solo on this one which means there are some extreme tangents explored. A physicist I talked to recently explained to me the gluons who's' function is to bind and connect subatomic particles actually has the majority of the mass of the atom? I may be getting that wrong but the concept has stuck with me. We are more what connects us to each other than we are ourselves. I get into a surprisingly personal amount of detail how I think Amy and I went from being unstable and sometimes hostile with each other to partners. I'm too tired to sensor myself so I hope you relate to my gluons. I discuss the spiritual vacuum in America that comes from trying to fit everyone into a sellable brand and the massive penises currently filling said void.

Check out my highly nuanced and multi demential short films I made about the relationship between the comedian's show and the world they live in. The child (comedian) needs the village to know what to talk about, be supported, and study. Without the community the comedian has no voice. But the opposite is also true. The curiosity and unjustified fearlessness that both children and comedians have elevate the entire community. When people see all their discarded moments and annoying nuances of their life woven into an hour of humor it raises their life experiences and shows them how special their lives really are. It takes a village to raise a child but it also takes a child to raise a village.

Here is the documentary I did about writing 60 minutes in a week https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWFitzBc3ZI and here is the result of asking you guys for your favorite and least favorite words. The story takes a hard and intense turn but it came out interesting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFm9-8eV8JU

I'm at Levity live all weekend bringing in the new year and will be on the Impractical Jokers cruise in two weeks with a ton of my best friends. So excited. Rate, comment, and share this podcast and these shorts. Communication and relating is very important for our species. This podcast may be awesome or complete fucking gibberish I literally have no way of knowing because I'm that under slept. I love you all!

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#58: Of Course with Kirk Fox

#58: Of Course with Kirk Fox

December 16, 2015

Long time friend and rhetorical master Kirk Fox joins me. I met Kirk going to the Aspen comedy festival in 2006 right after he quit professional tennis to be a comedian. He won new faces that year and if there was another aspen this year he'd probably win "known faces." He's on a new CBS show playing a cop but I'm pretty sure he's just being a cop. After they wrap the season he will for sure follow up on some more leads and solve the cases these "writers" keep claiming they made up. This episode will confuse you, teach you, make you laugh, and possibly angry at times. Did Kirk really save that guy from an elevator of Japanese people? Did he really hammer those .22 caliber bullets on the train track into his knee? In the end? Kirk is a lot like gold or the criteria the Academy Award judges follow. It's whatever you feel like it is. check out his twitter @kirkfox it's ridiculously funny check out my documentary 60minutes7days.com some of you are in it! there is a donate button for the next one. I had 0 dollar budget for this one and had to do a bunch of stuff myself I'm not great at like editing or sound. Anything would help for round two. Or just spread it around if you like it which is equally if not more helpful. I'll be at "The Comedy Club" in Webster, NY thur-sunday this week and Kallet Theatre in Pulaski New York (basically my home town) this sunday so my parents don't have to drive to Rochester in the winter. Come out. email me anything at whydidnttheylaughpodcast@gmail.com and I will respond to you within a month. Just finished a couple of the songs people have requested from owenbenjamin.com and if you haven't gotten yours it's comin! Much love, happy holidays everyone.

#57: Because We Love It

#57: Because We Love It

December 10, 2015

Solo episode with tape from 15 years ago. Intense. Voicemails from mom and brother. Owenbenjam.com. Listen, comment, spread. Keep me alive. Help me name my son whydidnttheylaughpodcast@gmail.com 60minutes7days.com coming soon!!

#56: What Makes a Man

#56: What Makes a Man

December 4, 2015

Story time with the Big Bear! This episode I read a story from my childhood about trying to understand what gender means in a very unique situation. owenbenjamin.com for song requests. personalize them! Makes for a great gift. Toledo Laffs this weekend, Levity Live for New Years. Thank you all for the great e-mails you've sent. I'm sure you'll want to comment about this one because I discuss gender and guns. Feel free! I love your points of view.

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#55: “Why is their blood on your Brooks Brothers shirt?” with Paul Mecurio & Kevin Hickerson

#55: “Why is their blood on your Brooks Brothers shirt?” with Paul Mecurio & Kevin Hickerson

December 2, 2015

Want to know what it sounds like when you realize you shouldn't have worn a suit for a show in Texas? You've come to the right place. I also play audio of a joke I think I finally have nailed down about how ancient aliens is the most racist show on television. My guests Paul Mecurio was a corporate lawyer turned comedian launching a new podcast this week. He's hilarious and has an insane Paul McCartney story. Joined with us is Kevin Hickerson who made me give him a ride all the way back to Pasadena after we were done taping because his phone died. He's a physicist and his phone died... Subscribe, comment, rate the podcast. It's very appreciated. Email me whydidnttheylaughpodcast@gmail.com Go to owenbenjamin.com to make your own song request. Go to Facebook.com/owenbenjamincomedy to check out new videos. Screw youtube, Facebook video section is killing it.