Ep 83 // Luisa Díez on Comedy + Anthropology / ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

Premiere DateNov 9, 2018
00:00 Intro
01:18 START /// Matt Ruby chats w/ Luisa Díez about her anthropological view of comedy / “Comedy is the most interesting artform” / Temporality: Statues vs. Paintings vs. Jokes / The feedback loop
07:32 A lot of comedians don’t like comedy
12:34 Interests as a curator
15:08 Intentionality / “Post-comedy”
24:25 Comedy is like a bottle fly / When is art finished?
30:00 Why is comedy considered a lower artform? / The Gatekeeper Problem
37:52 Are there artists in the fine art world with the mindset of a comedian?
40:05 5 types of “idol breakers”
48:29 Diversity in comedy / “Me Too” in comedy / Louis CK /// END
55:53 1st Person: Carol // Her Childhood Home in Argentina
59:03 "Chickasaw Fields" (BTR Live Studio, 2018) The Underhill Family Orchestra
64:04 Movie Review: Jacqueline Soller on ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’
65:35 Movie Chat: Jacqueline Soller + J. McVay (spoiler alert)
77:05 John Knefel // The Dangers of Gender Based Violence
79:02 Outro / Credits
79:50 Finish.

This week, we have a conversation between contributor Matt Ruby and guest, Luisa Díez. Both an anthropologist and a comedy booker, Diez views the comedy world with the mindset of her training in anthropology…

Later in the episode, Jacqueline Soller and J McVay discuss the recently released movie, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, directed by Marielle Heller and starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant.

And we’ll take an exclusive early listen to a performance by Alabama folk-pop band, The Underhill Family Orchestra, from their upcoming BTR Live Studio session.

Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.

Host J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…
Reg. Contributors Matt Ruby Jacqueline Soller