Good comedy is born from the antithetical—situations that are so opposite what we expect that they catch us off guard. (Conversely, “bad” comedy is bad because it’s predictable.) This surprise factor yields discovery and an appreciation for performers who do it in a way we’ve never seen. In the age of web content, harvesting originality has become harder and harder and the unexpected almost doesn’t exist, at least not outside the realm of shocking Japanese porn imports.
But this week, some Homo Thugs took me by surprise.
The first time I watched, I was in bed, hungover, squinting the morning crust out of my eyes after reflexively pressing [...]