Doing awesome stand-up comedy specials, that’s what.
I recently caught his new-ish Showtime special, You Don’t Look the Same Either while on vacation and I truthfully cannot remember laughing so hard at stand-up since… well, at least not since Daniel Tosh’s Completely Serious.
But whereas Tosh’s comedy is of the “so fucked up that it’s funny” variety, Goldthwait’s comedy is more like, “Hey, remember me from the ’80s? I don’t scream and carry on like an idiot anymore and I’ve done some pretty interesting things in those years where you forgot about me, and now I want to share a bunch of weird, funny stories about my life with you.” It’s a very specific kind of humor.
Bobcat Goldthwait is back with a vengeance in his long-awaited stand-up comedy special You Don’t Look the Same Either. Filmed live and uncensored, Bobcat takes the audience on a hilarious journey through his 30 year career as an 80’s icon to the guy who lit the Tonight Show set on fire… literally. Riffing on topics such as politics, divorce and going broke, the genre-defying Police Academy alum takes us through his life as and accomplished comedian, actor and director in this self deprecating and topical instant comedy classic.
Here’s a clip:
And someone also uploaded the whole thing to YouTube a few days ago; wonder how long it’ll stay up. Get it while it’s hot.