Kicking it with Rebecca Corry.
Kicking it with Rebecca Corry.
Is it ironic that people complaining about the midget talk has resulted in one of the longest comment threads?
WE give a shit. A lot of people (like me) really love this podcast. To listen to it take a path that we find so unpleasant is dismaying.
Do everyone a favor, keep paying, stop listening.
I wasn’t offended, just didn’t find it very funny.
Wouldn’t have happened if Pat was on.
So Patrick Owen, let’s do the math. You said you’ve listened to the podcast for two years, with 26 episodes a season, 2 seasons a year, that gets you to 104 regular episodes over a two year period. Let’s throw in some of the bonus episodes and just round up to 120 episodes over that time, at an hour and a half a pop, that’s 180 hours of entertainment. 180 hours is 10,800 minutes, You were offended by 40 of those, or 0.3% of the total time.
Now, you certainly have a right to voice your displeasure and I’m sure Mr. Pardo and the whole crew never meant for you to be offended. But to claim the show is “taking a path” seems a little premature and overly dramatic.
One of the best episodes in the four seasons I’ve been listening. Furiously funny from beginning to end.
Strong differing opinions about this episode. Human condition — love it!
1.) Does nobody think from Rebecca’s response to the guess of Chelsea Handler that it was, in fact, Chelsea? She was on a show called Women Behaving Badly during 2002.
2.) What’s a “stopdown” (the thing during which the Gene Simmons incident occurred)????
There were funny bits, but i listened with mild distaste, because i’m not short maybe (above 5’5 anyway).
In response to Sean Raines, if you empathized a a little bit he clearly just means this episode.
I’ve been a devoted listener to NNF since the beginning, and this was easily one of the funniest episodes. I didn’t see the season of Last Comic Standing that Rebecca was on, and have never heard of her comedy. But, she was absolutely hilarious and the story she told about the midget at the show taping was probably the Funniest Story Ever Told on NNF.
Now, I will admit to being a little uncomfortable (NOT offended) with the midget talk for one specific reason. When my wife was pregnant with my now 2-year-old daughter, we had an ultrasound scare. For about 10 days, we thought that she was going to have some form of dwarfism. She doesn’t (and is actually very tall for her age), but we were forced to think about how she was going to fare in life. The midget talk made me reflect on how difficult my daughter’s life could have been. She’s the love of my life, and thinking about her being rejected so much made me kind of sad. I don’t think it would have made me even a little uncomfortable if that weren’t the case.
But, I don’t ANYTHING is off limits when it comes to comedy. As previous comments have said, if you do think there are topics that are off limits in comedy, how do you listen to NNF?
Jimmy and Matt: Keep up the great work and thanks for continuing to find new great guests.
I’m 4 foot 7 and gay. I wasn’t really offended when they said faggot and I didn’t really care about this either. You don’t really need to take offense for people like me if we aren’t even offended.
Ultimately for me, the episode wasn’t a slam dunk, that’s all.
Had a fantastic time last night at the Mayne Stage (er, “Mayan”)!! I was far back on the side that wasn’t laughing enough (stage right), though my fiancee and I were definitely doing our parts! We were sort of behind a pillar, though, so the laughs may have been bouncing away from you. Toomey and Telfer were great, too. (Remember Toomey & Telfer? GREAT early vaudevile act; they invented the “jog-out.”)
Also, put me down in the “was not offended” column for this episode. Onward to 906!
Patrick’s defense of Jimmy’s “Never Forget” bit is excellent. (Comment #44). I’ve always been in on the joke, but could never put a finger on ‘why’ I was in on the joke. Mr Owens explains it in a way that makes absolute sense. At least to me. Well done, Mr Owens.
Yes, the 1st half of 905 is a bit ‘one-note’ with all the midget talk. (I turned it off when my work day was complete, thinking it was going to be one of my least favorite episodes ever.) But the 2nd half is hysterical. Laughed out loud a few times. And the big surprise is that it’s one of Matt’s funniest episodes ever. (Dude was on fire!) Rebecca fit right in too. Very funny lady. Can’t wait to hear another episode with her.
You’re the only podcast I pay for, and for good reason. You bring the funny! Thanks, guys!
I know I’m late to the comment party but the only really odd thing about Ms, Corry’s bit is that it was just that a “bit”. A very well packaged and committed “bit”. Typically Jimmy and Co. don’t go in that direction. I can understand not appreciating the joke but I’m stunned that any avid listener of NNF would be so humorless as to be offended. I personally found myself simultaneously wincing and laughing out loud. I loved it and think that is what great comedy is meant to do. I for one will be checking to see if Ms. Corry will be coming to my town so I can laugh a lot and hate myself for it. I can’t wait!
Interesting – black listener #2 here – I’m with Bobby – this podcast, and comedians in general – find very little ‘off-limits’. If you’ve ever been to a comedy club or listened to some other comedy podcasts you’ve probably heard material 120 times worse than what was essentially just someones opinion. This is all in good fun – comedians aren’t politicians – they’re supposed to poke fun at any and EVERYTHING just for the laugh…that’s the craft. I’m never sure if the responses are coming from people whom just “feel” like they should take offense on behalf of others or whom are actually height challenged?
I’m often annoyed when people are “offended” on my behalf at a black joke – we’re all people – show me a person that has never had a laugh at someones expense and I’ll show you a stone cold liar. Lighten up internet – for all you know little people would find this conversation hilarious.
The only thing that has offended me in the entirety of this podcast is when Jimmy decided to ban the word faggot. I’m sorry, but why can’t they use they word but can make fun of races or groups of people. That’s what offends me.
Great podcast! Great episode!
Brad, you were the 70th comment, My brotha that is a NNF faux pas.
Catching up on this season so I’m way late to this party, but I just discovered that Google’s prompt when you search her name is “Rebecca Corry warmup 2002”, so it’s good to see that everyone was trying to figure out the identity of the woman from the Gene Simmons story.
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