December 21, 2016
How To Be Funny In An Age Of Rat Sandwiches
"I don't want to joke about my own anxiety. The world is just under a dark cloud right now." Comedians Chris Locke and Kathleen Phillips reflect on the role of comedy in troubling times, and the birth of their first child.
Kevin Sexton

Chris Locke and Kathleen Phillips are comedians and, more recently, parents. Chris does stand-up and hosts the podcast Utopia To Me? In one episode, he talks to comic book artist Chip Zdarsky about how The Hulk is actually a homicidal menace. Kathleen acts on the shows Mr. D. and Sunnyside. You can watch full episodes of Sunnyside for free on Youtube. That movie Sullivan’s Travels that they refer to is also on Youtube. Here’s that article by Aparna Nancherla in the Village Voice about comedians in the age of Trump.

Chris’ Twitter: @chrislockefun

Kathleen’s Twitter: @kathophillips

Music on this episode:

“theBOODEELAAbegins,” “naturalhigh – imsogladigotmyown,” and “ourstories-nowlike-anopenbook” by BUDI from the album bIGbUDiSbABYbUMPvolIone. You can find the album here.

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