Greg Behrendt is a standup comic first and foremost. His comedy resume features HBO's Mantastic, Comedy Central Presents and last year's Uncool, seen exclusively on Comedy Central, as well as many appearances on late night shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
, The Late Show with David Letterman
and Late Night with Conan O'Brien
. While not by his admission a relationship expert, the former consultant for Sex and the City
is also the co-author of He's Just Not That Into You
(the film version featured an all-star cast including Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson and Drew Barrymore) and It's Called a Breakup Because It Is Broken
. His new show Greg Behrendt's Wake Up Cal
l on the Soap Channel begins airing January 2009! His goals include knocking the laughter snot out of you while also loving you!
Greg Behrendt Answers Our Questions
Q: Who is your stand-up inspiration? Or what inspired you to get into stand-up?
A: I literally ran out of options and comedy was the one skill I actually seemed to posses.
Q: Which young/new comedian are you most impressed with?
A: Chris Fairbanks is my favorite new guy. He makes me wanna quit. Matt Braunger, Moshe Kasher and Dave Anthony are also really freaking good.
Q: If you had to be compared to one other comedian who would you want it to be and why?
A: I would hope that someday people would see the influence of Bill Cosby.
Q: What is your favorite routine (that is not your own)?
A: Anything by David Cross or perhaps Patton Oswalt's Piss Drinkers What do you think is your best joke/routine? Crybaby Spiderman is my favorite although I do like Flipside Crackers off the new disc.
Q: What has been your best show thus far? Or what is your favorite city/venue? Why?
A: The last Saturday night I was in Tempe, Arizona. It's maybe my favorite club in America. It's a city filled with stunning women and Ultimate fighters but man they like to laugh.
Q: What comedians do you like to perform or tour with (if applicable)?
A: The funny ones.
Q: What was your worst show & why?
A: David Cross and I opened for Tool once and all I can say about that is pennies hurt!
Q: What 3 stand-up comedy DVDs would you recommend to someone new to the genre?
A: 1) Shameless
by Louis CK 2) Why is there air?
by Bill Cosby 3) Zach Galifinakis Live at the Purple Onion
Q: What is your favorite childhood joke?
A: I can't remember jokes!
Q: What venue would you love to perform at?
A: The Fillmore in San Francisco
Q: What is your biggest audience pet-peeve?
A: Not showing up!