Episode Guide

Each episode of You’re Not Funny has hosts Chris and Adam discuss some topic related to comedy, like comedy clubs or puns or anticomedy. They round things off by sharing some material, which may or may not be funny.

1.First Impressions.

Chris and Adam talk about first impressions, and how Adam started in comedy.

2.Terrible Places.

Are comedy clubs the best place to perform comedy, and music clubs the best place to perform music? Adam and Chris compare notes.

3.Puns on the Run.

Some people like puns, and other people are wrong.


Is a joke affected by the tools you write it with? Chris and Adam compare note(book)s.


Who are you when you’re onstage? Adam tells the tale of one comedian who developed his act in the worst possible way. [No, we’re not linking to him.]

6.Friends and Strangers.

A scene can be made of friends, or it can be made of people who have no interest in being friends. We’re on Team Muppet.

7.Booze and Drugs.

Chris and Adam discuss the effects of alcohol, pot, and whatnot on performing (and on the rest of your life).


How do you open a show? What does the opening joke (or opening song) do?

9.April Fools.

Adam’s new sitcom is picked up by Netflix, while Chris’s Edinburgh show gets an unexpected award. Oh, wait, no. April Fools, dammit.


Adam emceed the talky bit of the Megaphonic party a few weeks ago, and so he and Chris discuss their approaches to helping audiences make it through the night.

11.Why Do You Do This?

Why create? What's the relationship between audience and creator? Is there anything worse than fame?


Chris talks about all sorts of comedy canon shows that he doesn’t really like, and Adam keeps bringing up nudity. It gets awkward.


Chris just got back from a road trip, and wants to know if Adam has ever gone on tour. Inevitably this leads to tips about checking your room for bedbugs.


Chris and Adam explore anticomedy. Or ant-y comedy.

15.Sketchy Sketch Comedy.

Let’s talk about sketch, baby. Let’s talk about you and me and this contrived scenario we seem to be in.


In this episode, Chris and Adam wear clothing before a live studio audience. Phew.