Admittedly, there are some great comedians out there today who don’t see the need to drag their audience through the cesspool of profane language, lurid themes, and naughty innuendo. The names Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, and Jeff Foxworthy come to mind. But for every Jerry, Jim, or Jeff there is a litany of blue comics named Eddie, Louis, or Steve.
In my earlier years I didn’t seem to mind when a comedian would take me to the brink of indecency before driving over the cliff and into a sea of swirling sex jokes. But as I have grown older and wiser, I have decided that the mark of a good comedian is someone who can make me laugh without leaning on obscenity or coarse commentary on the male or female anatomy. In fact, they will get a standing ovation from me if a comic can make me laugh with my teenage son in the room.
I am happy to report that my guest today, Keith Stubbs, has devoted his professional livelihood to developing and featuring comedians who are not only clever but clean. His comic production company is called Dry Bar Comedy and intentionally steers away from foul language, dirty jokes, and “woke” political commentary. Call it a comedy counterculture but Dry Bar Comedy is taking humor to the next level minus the offensive elements.
Keith joins us on the Crossmap Podcast to discuss why it is so important to have funny intersect with clean during these troubled days we are living in. Listen as he shares what Dry Bar Comedy stands for, the role faith plays in comedy, and what makes his outlet different from all the other comedy brands.