Jan 21, 2021
In part 4 of My 2020 Year in Review podcast, I talk about
returning to New York City. I am standup comedian Ari Shaffir. And
I'm only a standup comedian while I'm doing standup comedy.
Otherwise, I'm just the internet's greatest yogi. Things in New
York were starting to open up again. So I made my return. And what
a great decision that was. New York was ALIVE. People were drinking
in the streets. All our comedian friends were hanging out. They say
crime was up, and if crime includes drug use, then yeah, my crime
was WAAAAY up. Molly flowed. Booze flowed. Weed flowed. The
cokeheads and the potheads came to terms with each other and met in
the middle at the bar. Everybody was happy. And standup was the
coolest it's been in decades. Comics were responding to things. Not
just doing well written jokes about nothing. Now we had BLM, Covid,
the elections, Ellen, and so much more to talk about. It felt
important. I loved it! We all gotta figure out a way to hold onto
the good parts of this summer when next summer rolls around.
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Thank you to our sponsor, walktails. It's like a capri sun
pouch full of booze. Imagine a pouch of margarita to go. Yeah. And
they were available at just about every bar in Manhattan and
Brooklyn. Walktails. I didn't invent the word, but I love the word.
Eventually they made the bars serve food with them so bars would
give you chips or a half a bologna sandwich or even a single
tortilla. I barfed outside so many times!
Pinc Louds - Shake It
The Pinc Louds are the spirit of creativity in New York. They
are a fake band and they are at the forefront of a movement to
steal the city back from the rich and make New York cool again. You
should see them live. You can listen online until you get that
chance, but once you get that chance, take it. Claudi is a busker.
And busker's play. And the Pinc Louds play well. And they play
loud. And they bring the party. Get a tall boy and come hang. Check
the Pinc Louds
to see when they're playing next and then get on a
bike and make your way over.