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This Guest Editor is not a douche

You might recognize this week’s Guest Editor as being the Best of Fest winner of this year’s Aspen RooftopComedy Festival. You might recognize him from Season 1, Episode 2 of the gone before it’s time Pushing Daisies. You might recognize him from an episode of iCarly. You might recognize him from this season of MADtv. You might recognize him from a commercial about douches. I recognized Matt Braunger from his appearance in the second episode of the gone before it’s time Channel 101 hit, Utopia, which helped change my life in the summer of 2005.

It’s Matt Braunger’s world, you might just recognize him in it. Long time readers of this blog might also recognize him from a post Aspen interview I conducted with him (and Auggie Smith) early in this blog!

And now, Matt Braunger’s thoughts on his picks!

Pat Brice – Rent or own
Pat Brice R.I.P. He was a great friend of mine and just a blast to watch. I used to joke that he “Looks like a model, sounds like a teamster” (a la the Easy Spirit commercials). I miss him a lot.

Tom Segura – Using a payphone in 2007
I love Tom’s slow, “come here I got a secret” delivery. Great joke too.

Matt Braunger – Fresh idea for a not so fresh feeling
Here’s one of my own. And yes, I was in a douche ad. As far as being a man in the industry, it’s just slightly better than being a fluffer in a porno.

Chris Fairbanks – Changing my style
Chris is a good pal and one of my all-time faves. His style is ridiculous.

CJ Sullivan – I was a child comic
“This is nerve wracking!” is what every comic wishes they could say onstage. CJ is the best.

Hannibal Buress – Athletes and their stupid ads
Hannibal is from Chicago. Wait, I mean outer space.

Tig Notaro – Jenny Craig’s a slut
Tig and I did Aspen together when she shot this. I watched from the balcony chock full of beer. Me, not the balcony. But they should do that too.


Comment from andy
Time: December 18, 2008, 10:50 am

YES!!!!! Braunger rules, I think I’m still recovering from the laughing-induced stomach pains i suffered from his set in Aspen last year. amazing stuff….

good on ya!

Comment from Will
Time: December 19, 2008, 4:03 pm

I’m in with Andy. Matt caused me to snap a rib in Aspen. I haven’t thought of owls the same since