As the year winds down, WitOut collects lists from comedy performers and fans of their favorite moments, comedians, groups, shows, etc. from the last year in Philly comedy. Top 5 of 2012 lists will run throughout December–if you’d like to write one, pitch us your list at email@example.com!
Comedians love two things: giving themselves too much credit and giving their friends and peers a hard time in the name of having fun. And they also probably love their families and other stuff. Here are my five favorite things I did in 2012 that may make me an as*hole but myself and others enjoyed:
1. Sent Mentos an email to a YouTube link with a message saying “someone’s using your product to promote date rape.”
2. Voted for myself in every category something I was involved in was nominated in for a WitOut award.
3. Conspired with other comedians to let Rob DeSantis’s comment in a Twitter thread just hang after he went racial with it.
4. Having this song lyric I made up stuck in my head for a week:
And set the block on fire.
5. Asking Pat House “New Foo Fighters sweatshirt?” when he was always wearing the same Foo Fighters sweatshirt. ALWAYS.
Jim Grammond is a comedy performer and writer based in Philadelphia. He performs stand-up wherever they’ll have him, and is the host of Reasonable Discourse with Jerks, a monthly panel comedy show at Philly Improv Theater . Jim is also a writer for The Monthly Hour with James Hesky and a sketch performer with The Flat Earth.