Modern Comedian is a new web series by Scott Moran. Moran, a comedian, follows/films/interviews other comedians. There will be 10 episodes (at least for this season), 3 are already posted, and new episodes are uploaded on Mondays.
- Episode 1: Kurt Braunohler (host of BUNK on IFC, this is the only one on youtube at the moment, the others are on vimeo)
- Episode 2: Ben Kronberg
- Episode 3: Greg Barris
The episodes are a nice length, scored by very pensive music. They seem to focus on a facet of the comedian’s act or personality, rather than the comedian’s biography.
Moran on Moran (from his website):
Scott Moran is an up and coming stand-up comedian from Seattle, WA now based in New York City. His material explores his life as a member of the middle class in a silly and sometimes surprisingly poignant, smart-assy manner. Scott is a regular on shows all around NYC and tours the country featuring in comedy clubs and playing indie shows on a regular basis.
From Moran’s interview with thecomicscomic.com:
Were there any other documentary series like this that inspired Modern Comedian? Two things come to mind. The first being the WTF podcast which in my opinion is THE podcast. I know there are a bunch of good podcasts, but I wanted to create something visual where you could learn about a comedian. Also Errol Morris, my favorite documentary film maker, was a huge inspiration.
I love this series and am already hoping for a second season. I also like finding out about comedians I haven’t heard of yet and this provides a great introduction. Go watch!