Wyatt Cenac is best known as being a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as well as writing for King of The Hill. He’s also been in films such as Sleepwalk With Me and Darren Grodsky’s independent film Growing Up (and Other Lies). Working more on his own projects these days, the New York comic wrote and directed his new one-hour standup special on Netflix, Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn. He’s currently traveling for his tour "Wyatt Cenac Live in Brooklyn in ___(insert city name here)___", and I caught up with him to talk to him about his plans for doing more of his own projects. Hint: they involve puppets.
“But we'll all be equal under the grass, And God's got a heaven for country trash.” –Johnny Cash
For the most part, sketch, improv and stand-up nerds know their comedy. However, I can't help but notice there's are certain hole in many comedians' knowledge: country comedy. Fair enough, I suppose. Maybe most people who grow up on Long Island didn't grow up tuning into Leonard's Losers every week (a radio program in which, in a throaty Southern accent, the titular character picks the losing college football team of a given SEC/Big Ten match-up. Look, you had to be there). Comedy fans often make the mistake of thinking there's no [...]