A new approach to stand-up comedy

My name is Ian Brodie. I'm not the one who was Stephen Harper's Chief of Staff, nor the Lord of the Rings photographer. I'm the important one.

I am a folklorist, which is a pretty strange thing. I was interested in how the traditional forms of verbal play became the thing we now loosely call stand-up comedy. It is the subject of my new book A Vulgar Art

This site talks about my book but also serves as a place for think-pieces about stand-up comedy.

But not as pretentious sounding as that. Hopefully.



Me, looking handsome.

Me, looking handsome.