Pete Holmes is funny (and playing Rock ‘n’ ROFL)
I was giddily reflecting upon the superiority of the comedy we’ve got scheduled for the premier installment of Rock n’ ROFL (happening Thursday 2/28 at Pianos) when I realized that comedian and ROFL participant Pete Holmes has been grossly neglected on BV. My bust completely. Fellow ROFLers Greg Johnson, Leo Allen, Dave Hill, Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler have all had their fair share of coverage. Yet Pete’s presence here has been limited to mere show listings. Ew. Injustice.
I just want to take this opportunity to say for the record that Pete Holmes is one of the funniest, most energetic comedians I’ve seen. His infectious, ultra-hyper riffing has single-handedly resurrected some of the most abysmal comedy showcases. His acts feel very stream of consciousness, and sometimes veer into a scary self-depricating-why-am-I-a-comedian tangents that only urges his completely transfixed audience to sort of cheer him on. And if you’ve ever seen him hanging around a venue before one of his sets, you’d know he has one of the loudest, most infectious laughs ever. He’s a phenomenon. As he will point out, he looks like he might the love child of Val Kilmer and John Ritter. He’s been on VH1’s best Week Ever. He’s a cartoonist for the New Yorker. And he’s been neglected by me. If ever there was a comedian on the 2/28 ROFL roster that can whoop the crowd into a frenzy, Pete’s the man.