Most comedians keep away from the woke guidelines that govern fashionable life.
Not Dave Landau.
The humorist and “Louder with Crowder” participant finds the humorous wherever it could be, from political hypocrisies to Identity Politics run wild.
That free spirit powers “Normal World,” Landau’s bid for sketch comedy fame. The showcase, out there on YouTube, serves up a half hour of satirical bits, quasi-horror beats and jokes you received’t hear on “Saturday Night Live.”
HiT reached out to Landau to be taught extra in regards to the collection, his ideas on “offensive” comedy and if his politics have modified since teaming with Anthony Cumia and Steven Crowder.
HiT: You’re a touring comic and member of “Louder with Crowder” — what impressed you to tackle a brand new venture like “Normal World?”
Landau: Sketch and movie had been really my first loves. I began making sketches once I was round 5 on my Dad’s Zenith camcorder. They had been mainly simply my favourite skits from ‘SNL’ like John Belushi In Samurai Hotel or Dan Aykroyd as Julia Child bleeding all over the place.
Eventually I found in ‘Living Color’ and ‘Kids within the Hall.’ [Sketch comedy] is my favourite medium. Right out of highschool I began taking courses at The Second City Detroit chapter in addition to The Planet Ant Theatre, and I studied movie for a 12 months.
When me, Angela Boggs, and Bryce Olejniczak had been attempting to give you a collection to supply, we stored coming again to sketch.
HiT: The debut episode has a contact of “Black Mirror,” the irreverence of outdated “SNL” and even a little bit of horror. What’s your imaginative and prescient for the present?
Landau: Matt McClowry, who co-wrote the collection, grew up with the identical love of comedy that I did. We share that sensibility. We each get pleasure from darkish and direct humor. The incontrovertible fact that we’re actually dwelling in a dystopian society now’s what we needed to seize. Everything immediately is totally insane, and we sort of all simply settle for it.
It’s nice fodder for comedy. The imaginative and prescient, although, belonged to the director Bryce Olejniczak who’s an enormous expertise. He was in a position to create the “Normal World” much better than we might have even imagined. Ken Kuykendall was additionally an editor on the venture and made each sketch look subsequent degree.
Everyone who helped on it went above and past as a result of all of us had enjoyable collaborating on the venture. We do need the present to get picked up someplace so, we figured the easiest way to indicate everybody what we’re able to producing, was by really making it.
HiT: Most mainstream comedians keep away from Identity Politics, the woke revolution and associated subjects. You don’t, clearly. What’s your method with this materials, and do you concern offending choose audiences whereas writing/performing comedy?
Landau: No. I believe when comedy desires to “personal the left” it’s simply as unhealthy as what ‘SNL’ has become. It’s an echo chamber and it’s boring. I don’t fear about offending anybody as a result of we’re not coming from a spot that’s meant to be imply.
We’re pleased to insult all sides of the political sphere. Comedy must have an edge and a few sense of hazard for me to get pleasure from it. If you’re simply pandering to an viewers, you’re not really doing comedy.
My method is to simply do what I discover humorous. It’s 2023, folks can be offended anyway, so why write comedy round attempting to guess what is going to upset folks most after which leaving it out?
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HiT: You’re on the lookout for a platform to embrace the present and share it with the general public. Do you’ve gotten any excellent touchdown spots? Could YouTube stay its hope for the foreseeable future?
Landau: We’re simply releasing the primary episode for now so solely time will inform. I simply wish to launch the entire collection with somebody who will get us.
HiT: You’ve hung out with each Anthony Cumia and Steven Crowder, each unabashedly to the Right. You’ve been middle Left prior to now … do you even label your views at this level, or have you ever drifted to the Right by default because the progressives shifted additional Left, a la Adam Carolla?
Landau: I don’t suppose my politics have modified a lot, however the panorama has for certain. Anyone on the far left appears to suppose I’m exhausting proper, and anybody on the far proper appears to suppose I’m too left.
I don’t actually imagine in both facet. At least not the extremes. They go so distant from every that they really circle again and contact ideas within the males’s room. They change into the very same factor. People yelling about how solely their level ought to be heard and revered.
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I don’t imagine for a minute that politicians give a s*** about me, and I do know that sounds bleak however I’ve by no means been proved in any other case. We pay taxes so “our representatives” can additional divide us. It makes them wealthy and bleeds us all dry.
HiT: This website routinely covers comedians whose work is censored, deplatformed or demonitized by Big Tech … have you ever handled that lately, and are you hopeful this pattern will ease within the coming months?
Landau: I’ve handled it so much, and the issue is the censorship at all times appears to be over an concept that’s not mainstream or a joke taken too actually or out of context. Comedy appears to be weaponized in opposition to folks, and it really exists for the alternative motive.
Comedy is a breath of recent air when every part appears too tense, ridiculous or tough, therefore “Normal World”
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