Over the years stand-up comedy has changed a lot.
Each one of us appreciates a magnificent stand-up show, and we all have our opinion about who’s the best in the industry. However each comidian has their own way to make the audience laugh their lunges out.
Some of them are pros in cliched jokes on different subjects, others are great at amplify their own stories, and more comidians take another talent into consideration.
Although, comedy today has evoluated too much, it becomes incomparable to the old one.
As it was easy to cause an misunderstood by saying a simple wrong word, so comedians had to be always alert and not to fall into coflict, to save their jobs.
Against those conditions, comidians could easily come up with millions of ways to entertain everyone while obeying the rules. Even some of them could broke the rules and get away with it calmly.
This version of “Classical Gas” played by Jim Stafford on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and it’s totally amusing.
On some episode of the show, Jim performed a funny guitar show.
The host introduced him to the crowd, then you can see him in the video sitting on a chair with his guitar.
At first, Jim Stafford opened his show with a handy piece of a advice to the audience.
Jim cited the Smother Brothers saying, “If you don’t know it, practice, practice, practice.”
Following that, Stafford kept on telling the crowd despite the fact that the boys his age were practicing football, he practiced the guitar. All of that smart story just to reach this punchline: “I can kick this guitar 60 yards.”
Through a sequences of laughs in the debut, he announced that he arranged a song for them.
The song was “Classical Gas.” By Mason William’s original composition, but it was not just an ordinary cover, Jim made his touch on it and it was unexpected. The song begans all serious and calm until out of no where Jim makes a hilarious expression with his face and all the crowd were out of it laughing.
Then swiftly the air calms down on stage as he grits his strings with a concentrated look. But knowing that they’re in a comedy show, Stafford refuses to keep the tone serious.
Jim begans knocking his guitar and beats a chord with his fingers on the fretboard.
The spotlight moves away to cover only the guitar’s neck. While Jim essays to put atleast his head in the spotlight, but it just keeps on moving away. In the end, he just get frustrated with the lightman and gives him the middle finger!
And that was some tricky move, because doing that on air could easily ban the show.
But somehow he get away with it peacefully. Jim then continues into a part of “Flight of the Bumblebee.”
Following through few picks, he changeover to the real Classical Gas for at least 10 seconds.
A talented guitar player and a hilarious comedy together in one show? Jim brought them all in one performance.
His jokes can make you laugh easily, although we should give him some props for the inbelievable guitar skills.
At the end the entire audience gives him a big round of applause and he surely deserves it.
So by clicking the link below you can watch the entire performance:
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