Downtown Comedy Club 2012
In a late-night, recurring show at esteemed comedy club Carolines on Broadway, The Degenerates unearth jokes too edgy for broad daylight, instead allowing them to flourish in the illicit midnight hour. This motley crew of up-and-coming comedians bursts polite society's bubble under the irresponsible watch of host and producer Joe Masse. Once called too good-looking for comedy and too cool for a career as a hot-glass blower, Masse slays taboos about obesity, poverty, and gender roles. Joining him to parachute punch lines into ears' landing zones are fellow Degenerates Josh Spear, whose conversational style skewers urban life and pop culture, and Indian comic Anu Kalra, known for his unconventional riffs on the Indian-American experience. Dan Frigolette spits observational humor with a mouth that's filthier than a mud sculpture of Sam Kinison, and Kyle Fincham rounds out the lineup with a precise, energetic style.