The 2nd comedy special!
Being human is a constant struggle between defining ourselves as individuals and trying to fit in with “the group”. In “Be Yourself…Unless You’re An Idiot” comedian and music artist Phil Johnson dissects that dilemma in his own life and others.
The challenges and rewards of being different show up in pieces like “Committed To A Look”. “Gangsta Pooh”, and “State Hats”. Sometimes people misplace their self-worth into meaningless objects like in “Truck Nuts”.
But we also have to be concerned with how we relate to the thoughts and feelings of others around us. From dealing with new social issues (“Robots” and “Gay Childrens’ Books”) to keeping the relationship fire alive (“Bad Porno Sex” and “Geeks Don’t Care”).
Phil Johnson, like everyone else, sometimes gets it and sometimes wonders what the heck people are thinking. In the end we can only be who we are, try to understand others, and hope they understand us.