Three GREAT (-ish) comedy specials in one package. How lucky are you? C’mon… say “I’m lucky”. Make it weird for the people around you. This set includes Rev. Mitcz’s first comedy special Keepin’ It Evil, his unreleased EP follow-up I Want to Make Love to Your Face, and his most recent special The Importance of Self-Loathing. Both as MP4 videos, and MP3 albums.
Keepin’ It Evil
This is my first DVD, filmed in August 2010. It was my first 1-hour comedy special, and it may have been the first time I was ever onstage for an hour straight. I’m a different comic now, but I still take pride in what I created with this set. The video quality and audio quality is top-notch, the jokes were delivered as I’d intended, and I spent an exorbitant amount of time putting together all the special features, the artwork, the menus, the hidden extras, and more.
This is 100% Rev. Mitcz, except for the photography (done by Michelle Star) and the camera operating (shout out to Jim Kunz).
They say comics look back at their past comedy specials and wish they could re-tell the jokes, since the jokes and the comics have evolved past the moment in time which was captured on film/audio. And, frankly, that’s true. There’s a lot I’d do differently, some things I’d not do at all (like trying to finish writing 1/4th of it a week prior), and plenty of things I’d add or tighten up.
- If I Were God… (Elastic Holes)
- Catnip, Strippers, Dominatrices
- Living Alone, Obsessive Thoughts
- Bad Memory
- My Dad on Piercings & Alice Cooper
- Why I’m Going to Hell
- Funny Things About My Mom Dying
- Being Sexy
- Handjobs & Blowjobs
- Women Are The Devil
- The Gays
- Keep Comedy Evil
I Want to Make Love to Your Face
The Short Version :
Rev. Mitcz performed a 35-minute show on his 33rd birthday (Oct 29, 2011) for an enthusiastic group of friends and drunks. Recorded at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA
The Long(er) 1st-person Version :
On my 33rd birthday, I decided to record an EP-length special. I’d been kicking around some weird material for awhile, my birthday was going to be on a Saturday, I could get one of the smaller rooms at Flappers (in Burbank, CA) free and clear, and I figured if I scheduled it to end by 8-9pm then I wouldn’t fuck up anyone’s Halloween plans. Ahh.. the naiveté of assuming anyone in LA wants to spend any part of Halloween at a comedy club, much less to in Burbank at all. The rain didn’t help, as that makes most Angelenos cancel any plans that aren’t really damn important or likely to be really worth it – Uber wasn’t quite a “thing” yet, having launched exclusively in San Francisco only months before – so, the crowd was maybe 20-30 people.
I’m proud of the material. And the performance. But… the audience was small, the production was kinda “meh” — I never got the high-end DSLR footage from my friend, so this is from my little Flip-style cam at 720p — and overall I just figured I could do better at a later time. Ultimately, I pretty much abandoned every joke in this set as I wrote new material that I was more excited about. The jokes from this special represent a snapshot of who I was in that moment, and I don’t regret any part of it.
So, this represents a weird mid-way point between my first special that was far more Comedian Tells Jokes and my most recent special which is more raw, honest, and accurately reflects my personality, attitude, and a more comfortable style of performing.
The Importance of Self-Loathing
Filmed in West Holllywood, CA in July 2016, this 68-minute performance delves into the silly (Wetzel’s Pretzels, Batman, Boobs), the serious (Self-Loathing, Politics, terrible people), and a whole lot of in-between (Marijuana Laws, Menstruation, getting older). Mitcz says it’s his best work to date, adding “…which isn’t saying much”. But, it’s probably at least pretty good.
Track List :
- I’m Not the Scary One
- Careful with that Edge, Man
- Here Kitty, Kitty
- Wetzel Dreams of Pretzels
- A Bittersweet Win for the Kool-Aid People
- British Batman
- Mansplaining Periods to Men
- Weed vs Alcohol
- A Love Letter to Boobs
- 20s vs 30s
- The Importance of Self-Loathing
- A Lengthy Dissertation on Joke Writing