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Humorist Will Franken shows why he's San Francisco's Best Alternative to Psychedelic Drugs (SF Bay Guardian) in these relentlessly satirical, unnervingly funny half-hour long episodes.

Things We Did Before Reality Will Franken

    • Comedy
    • 5.0, 15 Ratings

Humorist Will Franken shows why he's San Francisco's Best Alternative to Psychedelic Drugs (SF Bay Guardian) in these relentlessly satirical, unnervingly funny half-hour long episodes.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

myc001 ,

One of the Very Best Comedy Troupes Ever

And it's only one guy.

Will Franken is Kids In The Hall, Ducks Breath Mystery Theater, Saturday Night Live, Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Second City & SCTV, Firesign Theatre, The Committee, Monty Python, Your Show of Shows, Abbott & Costello, Stephen Leacock, Robert Benchley and the Marx Brothers all rolled into one.
That's more than 75 of the best comedians and comedy writers of the last 100 years.

I first knew of Will thru an ad for local comedy here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I started listening to his podcasts immediately and then saw him live several times at The Marsh and the Purple Onion, where actually he pulls off the same type of material LIVE, with only background music and occasional sound effects.

Incredibly impressive as a performer. Audiences walk away stunned. The variety of voices, scenes, plots & twists, thoughts & opinions overwhelm with a range from shocking to delightful.

He holds up a fun-house mirror to society.

A genius of this level is starving to death in NYC right now.
(Please send money so that he start starving in other large cities around the world.)

larbob ,

Remarkably, unusually funny

Brilliant, surreal, boundary-pushing comedy. Will has a keen ear for different speech patterns, which contributes greatly to the characterizations. It's all mixed together with sound effects and music and all is tightly tied together. "Things We Did Before Reality" sets a high standard for comedy podcasts.

miguel fierro ,

i-larious!

Dude, this is great stuff!!

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