Brody Stevens should have gotten to do a lot more things for how purely funny he is. In the last several days, you might have scoured the Internet to watch Brody do his thing, which is what we all should have been doing more of when he was around, and saw something like his set on The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail.
1) It is one of his first big time stand-up performances on TV 2) It is one of his first late night spots 3) Most importantly, it’s one of the first times that a national audience got to see Brody be Brody, i.e. the in-the-moment-performance-art-jock that people knew and loved (and thankfully JP, Conan, and Team Coco let that happen in this set).
We weren’t able to find the set outside of the context of Enjoy It!, but we asked the good folks at Team Coco about it and they now have the set for you to watch and enjoy right here.
Oh, you might notice that he indeed jokes about being cut out of Judd Apatow’s Funny People in this set. Judd Apatow found the footage of Brody in Funny People and actually brought everything full circle by showing it on Conan this week.
Rather than have the stand-ups, sketch/character performers, and improvisers stay in their own lanes with the likes of Last Comic Standing, First Impressions with Dana Carvey, and Whose Line Is It Anyway, Funny People, this latest televised comedy competition, will have all the performers have to exhibit their talent and prowess in each discipline.
It’s essentially a comedy decathlon. At this stage, it’s hard to say what this show will be, if it even gets greenlit (if it does, we hope they change the name to something less generic sounding), but we do know there are plenty of comedians these days that would thrive in any comedy situation that would be thrown at them.
Seeing them pull that off might just be really worth watching so long as they pick the right people.