Season 1: Good News Bad News
…and he shops for a new pair.
“Sometimes when I’m brushing my teeth, I’ll look at the mirror and I swear my reflection seems kind of disappointed. I realized a couple of years ago that not only am I not super-skilled at anything, I’m not even particularly good at being myself.”
— Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
Each day he’ll be posting 3 hand selected clips from his televised history in an attempt to create a digital archive of his 30 year stand up history. Here’s his personal statement from the site…
When I was ten years old, I started watching
stand up comedians on TV.
I fell in love with them and I’m just as fascinated
with stand up comedy today.
When I started doing TV, I saved every appearance
on every show I did.
I thought it might be fun to go through all of it
and pick out three bits each day that still
amuse me for some reason or another.
I’ve also included stuff I’m doing now, and I’ll be
adding new stuff as I go.
Somewhere out there are ten year olds
just waiting to get hooked on this strange pursuit.
This is for them.
I’m just hoping somehow it will keep this silliness going.
Now go forth and watch clips.
“I really thought, ‘Where’s my stuff going to be when I’m dead?’ ” Mr. Seinfeld said Tuesday in an interview. “Is it just gone for all time? Who could sift through it? I thought, I should filter this out and be the judge of what I thought was good.”
Launching May 6, 2011 9AM EST