Episode #56: “Dementia & Stand-up Friends”

New hashtags for this episode: (#rrbd)

Episode #56: “Dementia & Stand-up Friends”

They decide right at the beginning that their theme song doesn’t need a hype man. American Butcher writes in a quick “Are they 71?” and Rory gets it right: Stevie Nicks. They mention having met Emily who is a huge Walking Dead fan, and they promote the Red Clay Comedy Fest. They quickly sing “That’s What Friends are For” and decide that there should be a restaurant named That’s What Friends are Pho, which is next to Golden Grills, Family Fries, and a weed store named Growing Strains. Rory gets to the letters in one breath, but then DVK needs to promote his upcoming shows, so they play the letter-getting song backwards so he can do his promo, then they go back to the letters, and are out of breath from now running 3 gassers. The first letter is actually more of a pre-letter, which opens up some questions about reality, and are concerned with the first letter-writer’s apparent possible nearing a psychotic break where they think that life is a Truman show type thing. The first letter after talking about dementia then offers to take Rory and Dan out in Philadelphia for Philly Cheesesteaks, which results in the unofficial hashtag #rrbd for real real bad diarrhea. This is where Rory and Dan first offer up the idea of wanting a case, because they want to be private detectives. Dan mentions that the case can be something as simple as “someone took my Precious Moments figurines.” Between the letters they try to think of some more sitcom themed restaurants, and can only come up with “Wings” and “Family Platters.” They also mention karaoke again, and how sometimes you realize that a song is too long while you’re singing it. Rory talks a lot about starting out as a standup, and encourages people to put a large effort in maintaining friendships that were developed early on in their careers. They talk about stand-up comedy being “Philosophical Journalism” and how they professionally have to observe, and want to know why people do what they do. There are stories that they feel like they have to tell. They talk about finding their people, and encourage others to go out and find their people. DVK mentions quietly that friendships sometimes end when friends fail to show up to a wedding, referencing the previous episode “Flaky Friends & Bad Birthdays” from 08/14/2019

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