We've had a small flood of readers request that we post more sh*t about comedians. This is us, posting more sh*t about comedians.
The pop culture blog A/V Club has launched a new project called "Stand Down," an animated web series featuring prominent comics recounting horror stories from early on in their careers. The inaugural episode features Patton Oswalt recalling a particulalry haunting experience, in which a perfectly normal person decided that Oswalt had zero business telling jokes. This 'magical black man' proceeded to haunt him for the better part of his young career.
Pretty interesting stuff, especially if you're a fan of those "before they were famous" type stories. Or if you're on of those people who spends way too much time reading the early life section of famous people's Wikipedia pages.
[H/T: A/V Club]