Combing Through Comedy: Storytime


(Joseph Steven Heath) #1

Welcome to Combing Through Comedy where Joe Heath of Minty Pineapple Entertainments is going to randomly watch comedy web series from Stareable and then tell you about them. Like… I dunno… are they funny?

Today’s show: Storytime

Storytime is a collection of stories told mostly by comedians. The twist is that the comedians also act out the stories in filmed sketch segments. As with any anthology, the episodes are hit and miss. Quite a few are clearly just retellings of a stand-up bit, but the re-enactments add some extra fun and are generally put together interestingly. Highlights: Maria Bamford, Chris Gethard, and Jonathan Ames.

The bottom line: Is it funny? Yes and no. Anthologies are like that.


(Bri Castellini) #2

So it’s like Drunk History without drinking and using the “historians” own stories?


(Joseph Steven Heath) #3

And the “historians” are also acting out the stories, playing all of the characters.