We’re impressed with author, actor, podcaster, and comic Brian Posehn, however once we heard that throughout the pandemic he discovered methods to coordinate his weed and meals supply, we would have liked to study extra. Was the story extra spectacular than actuality? Provided that you suppose you can get the timing down in your first attempt.
His latest particular, Posehna Non Grata, is out on Second.co proper now and whereas the pandemic shook up his unique taping date, Posehn used the time to rewrite his hour and to eat some Taco Bell. Hey, all of us did some stuff. I’m undecided what the fabric was going to be for Posehna Non Grata initially, however what got here out of his revision is relatable, somewhat nerdy, and profoundly hilarious. On the subject of Brian Posehn, his resume could be one which hopes and desires are manufactured from, however off paper, he’s identical to us. A junk-food-eating, TV-watching stoner.
Watched and beloved Posehna Non Grata. You have been all set to tape it, and the pandemic hit. How a lot of your materials did you find yourself altering between then and now?
Brian Posehn: Oh, all of it obtained thrown out! The particular is all model new, aside from one joke. I do that joke the place I discuss weight reduction, and this actually occurred—I scared this girl at one within the morning on the resort gymnasium. The lights have been off the place this girl was understanding and I walked in, however there was this movement sensor so it turned the lights on. The lights flash on and she or he sees me within the doorway, and I really stated this to a stranger, “Don’t be scared.” That was the one joke within the particular that had been round pre-COVID. All the things else is new.
The half about The Rock, that simply occurred just lately?
Yeah, that was the primary time I went on stage after COVID, and it simply occurred that day, the place The Rock responded to an outdated thread from six years in the past. The primary time I went on stage I introduced the cellphone up like, holy shit! You guys will not be going to imagine what simply occurred! The joke simply wrote itself from there. I’ve tags I modify with it, nevertheless it’s simply a kind of issues the place I actually have enjoyable doing it, so I simply add extra jokes to it.
Have you ever and The Rock stayed in contact?
No, probably not in any respect. That was the final response I noticed. It might have been only a random individual responding or it might be two folks as a result of he fired the final man. I wish to suppose it was actually The Rock.
I wish to suppose that too. Each time tweets are further humorous, I hope it’s really him. I like that you simply stored the screenshot as a trophy.
Essentially the most embarrassing factor is the one cause it grew to become a screenshot for me is as a result of each evening earlier than I did the joke, I’d must go on Twitter earlier than the present and discover the outdated thread. Then I had a youthful comic go, “Hey, you’ll be able to simply screenshot that, proper?” I used to be like, yeah completely. How do I try this? I’m so outdated.
Did you study to do something new throughout the pandemic? Not mentally, however skill-wise.
No, I simply gained weight and watched TV. I watched the identical shit I watched my entire life and binged films. You already know, consolation films. That’s what I turned to so much, outdated reveals. So no, nothing.
I heard you mastered supply timing and I feel that’s fairly spectacular.
Oh sure! The hot button is ordering the weed first. Some days the weed man should be near me although as a result of typically, it will get right here in 15 to twenty minutes. I mastered it fairly quick although, like, on the primary time.
Do you suppose there may be any correlation between this talent and a few fats shaming you talked about in your particular?
For positive! I grew up with rubbish quick meals stuff so I eat extra Taco Bell than I care to confess. It’s not even Mexican meals, I don’t know what it’s. I feel it’s Soylent Inexperienced. I feel we’re consuming folks! Now I’m shedding pounds, however I nonetheless smoke. Folks ask me how I get tremendous excessive and stroll and it’s like, I simply do.
You talked about getting excessive with strangers and a few individuals are so sketchy…
I feel I’ve a fairly good sketch detector and I’m fairly streetwise. I determine I made it this far. Put up-COVID I don’t actually smoke with folks anymore or if I do, it’s my very own stuff. I’ll normally have my very own pre-roll with me. It seems like folks throughout the nation are reluctant to go joints, or that’s been my expertise. Again then, everybody had one thing and it was cool. Now individuals are like, do you wanna suck this? And I’m like, probably not.
Are you doing any mushrooms? They’re all the craze nowadays.
I’m not, nevertheless it’s humorous as a result of I’m discovering out that every one of those dad and mom are. I wasn’t even conscious that it was an enormous factor. One of many dads I do know microdoses and it modified all the things for me. Now I’m him like, dude this man is excessive as balls proper now!
He’s most likely a greater dad. Extra tolerant like, positive, draw all around the partitions; you’re as nice as Picasso.
I’ve by no means performed what everyone seems to be doing so this one is like, ehhh. I obtained too in my head with acid and shrooms again within the day. I really feel prefer it was extra accessible in California than anyplace most likely. Virtually everybody I knew tripped indirectly. The nerds, the stoners—I’d simply get too in my head. One time I used to be at this get together and a woman turned me down at a celebration. So I simply walked all the best way house, in San Francisco, tripping balls.
I feel it’s an age block as a result of we grew up with weed and mushrooms being unlawful. Now there are weed shops in every single place, and it’s so nice, however mentally I’m like, that is nuts.
Sure! At first these locations would get raided and shut down so even when it went fully authorized, I nonetheless had this worry of it being raided once I was within the retailer. I don’t know why however I do suppose it comes from rising up with it being unlawful your whole life.
I blame Nancy Regan.
I blame her for lots of issues. I get diarrhea and I blame Nancy, nevertheless it was actually Taco Bell.
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