Thursday, March 15, 2007

Video Clip of the Day: Shoes Are Great. Tupac's Dead. Thank You.

By Rachel Swan
Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 5:05 PM

Over the last couple years, local comedians Brent Weinbach and Moshe Kasher went from struggling for stage time and getting 86ed from local venues -- because their jokes can get a little off the beaten track, evidently -- to hosting the prodigiously funny (as in, like, "LMAO") sporadically occurring Smug Shift comedy showcase at Oakland's Stork Club. They've recently graduated to short-form video stuff, which Kasher describes as "sort of the new wave of what everyone's doing." Ergo, Reggie Whatever, a seven-minute Disney Channel-inspired sitcom about a gay junior high school student. It's modeled after the typical soppy After School Special, except that Reggie's doting father borrows from the playbook of Mr. T or the Game, and his teacher doesn't mind pointing out that Sherry has small titties. Then there's the occasional gem: "So in conclusion, shoes are great, and Tupac's dead. Thank you." Oh, and the interim music rocks. Five bananas. Video after the jump.

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