REVIEW: Waiting for the Punchline (2019 – Documentary)

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The following is a short review of the RT Doc ‘Waiting for the Punchline‘ — Directed by Mat Hames.

Nick Scarpino is a co-founder of the San Francisco-based online entertainment company Kinda Funny. Before he began appearing on-camera during podcasts for Kinda Funny, he was most comfortable behind the scenes as a producer. Having found an audience and a sufficient amount of confidence, Scarpino, in early 2017, revealed to the other members of Kinda Funny that he wanted to try stand-up comedy. This documentary, Mat Hames’ Waiting for the Punchline, details his experience as a San Francisco stand-up who desperately wants a chance to do comedy on the stage of a notable San Francisco comedy club. Continue reading “REVIEW: Waiting for the Punchline (2019 – Documentary)”

The Kinda Funny Crew Quits IGN

On the fifth of January 2015 Greg Miller, Colin Moriarty, Tim Gettys & Nick Scarpino all announced that they had resigned from their positions at IGN – the world-famous entertainment site. Greg Miller has been known as the face of IGN since becoming the host of IGN’s Up at Noon & Podcast BEYOND! Colin Moriarty, his co-host of Podcast BEYOND!, is widely known for his reviews, stories, and history articles.

The two, now-former, IGN producers Tim Gettys & Nick Scarpino aren’t as well known to the casual reader of IGN – but they are hugely important. Scarpino, known as the Producer/Seducer on Kinda Funny, is one of the unsung heroes of IGN – and has been featured more these last few months on Up at Noon‘s new News You Care About-segment. Gettys, who brings a nice touch to the GameOverGreggy Show (the Kinda Funny flagship podcast) as a YouTube connoisseur, has been known for his IGN Daily Fix-campaign #LetTimHost.

These 4 incredibly talented men leave IGN not to join a new entertainment site – but to strengthen their passion project Kinda Funny. Now, I bring this to your attention – not because I was paid to do it, or anything like that – but as a favour to the passion project that I’ve followed since it was just one guy reviewing Oreos, and two guys talking about the electoral college.

But how can four guys support themselves without a huge corporation backing them? It’s simple – though they’ll still make money as freelancers, simple YouTubers and such – they ask that you become a part of their community. And in turn, maybe that you one day want to support them. But no pressure – everything will be free in due time, if that’s what you prefer.

Now, I’m not telling you to support them. I’m asking you to take a look at some of their videos. I love these guys, I, personally, support them on both their Kinda Funny-Patreon and their new Kinda Funny Games-Patreon. They know a lot about the video game media, the process, the industry – they know a lot about YouTube, film, history, politics. If you’re interested take a look here at their website.

If not? Well, enjoy this Old Fashioned-recipe by the Kinda Funny-crew.