As a blog writer dedicated to writing stories about comedians, I thoroughly enjoyed this video of Steve Patterson, host of CBC’s The Debaters, reading his open letter to “Mainstream Canadian Newspapers.” He poses the same question I’m sure every comedian has asked him or herself plenty of times before: Why do newspapers and media ignore hilarious comedians but salivate over musicians, actors and even authors. Filmed on stage at the 2011 Canadian Comedy Awards ceremony, Patterson’s playing to a home-field crowd and the whole thing is a little “inside baseball,” but he makes a great point.
Side bar: Does anyone know if the New York Times has published another comedy profile? This one on Hannibal Buress was apparently the first of a new bi-weekly feature. They should have posted another one by now. Is this it?
(Thanks to Dom Pare for posting this!)