Co-creator of “Chappelle’s Show” Neal Brennan spent about an hour delving into topics ranging from meeting Barack Obama, being raised Catholic, and explaining how football must’ve been invented by an eight year-old girl while head-lining at the Punchline in Sacramento on Nov. 2.
Brennan was on stage for roughly an hour, one of the raciest, aggressive, and expansive hours of my life as he went from bit to bit. He would sometimes forget where he was going next and would confer with his trusty pad of paper and smartphone on the stool next to him. But his playing off the crowd, interacting with them, and his sharing of openly honest opinions made it easy to laugh.
Brennan was also a writer for “All That!” for a year and also helped write 1997’s “Half Baked” and directed the comedy feature film 2009’s “The Goods” staring Jeremy Piven.
He opened with an auto-correct texting bit, something many comedians have in their repertoire, but it didn’t make it any less humorous when he mimicked the phone as such: “Did I mean dirt bike? No, I didn’t mean dirt bike. I meant douche bag. And yes, I do want to add douche bag to my dictionary for future use.”
Local comedians Chaz Hawkins and Kevin Camia opened for Brennan, each producing many laughs in their 10 to 15 minutes on stage.
Brennan closed with an even edgier bit about how awkward it is to engage in certain two-way sexual position. No quotes here as it would probably get me fired, but Brennan is definitely an act worth catching when he’s in the Sacramento area next time around.