There are many things that could be said about Robert Kelly’s Nasty Show comedy showcase.
There’s twice the number of things that cannot be said about the showcase.
While vulgarity is a normal part of comedy, the Nasty Show was particularly dirty. An early joke that received big laughs included unmentionable hand gestures and a pun about absent fathers.
One of host Kelly’s funniest jokes included details about sex with his wife. Kelly, who plays Louis C.K.’s brother on FX’s “Louie,” continued to poke fun at a man in the front row who, according to Kelly, looked like a serial killer. The older couple sitting next to him looked slightly offended by some of the things Kelly said, and the comedian called out young girls who looked unsure whether or not to laugh.
Matt Braunger from Los Angeles threw television censorship known from his spots on NBC’s “Up All Night” and the final season of “MADtv” out the window with jokes. Braunger quipped about men hitting on women in the subway and the best comebacks for being rejected.
Mark Normand is no stranger to nasty, having previously worked on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up show. The crowd gave Normand big laughs for the stand-up routine, which made fun of the fact he is Jewish and disbelief at things people say.
“Did that really just come out of your face?” Normand said.
The hilarity escalated with Aisha Tyler. The former host of E!’s “The Soup” and voice of Lana on FX’s “Archer” made jokes about not having children, an aging body and her husband. She notably said, “Americans are Canada’s Mexicans” by taking jobs and freeloading off the country.
The joke that got Tyler the most laughs highlighted the fact she can’t drink alcohol like she used to.
“If you wake up drunk in the middle of the week, you’re in trouble,” Tyler said. “You wake up drunk on a Tuesday in January, your March is going to suck.”