Comedian, actor, and playwright Ben San Del discusses the evolution of his comedy and his fringe show, An Agony of Fools.
Ben San Del is responsible for fringe favorite Animal Cracker Genocide, A Nice Guy’s Guide to Awkward Sex, and Minnesota Middle Finger. An Agony of Fools is similar to his previous show, Animal Cracker Genocide, and Ben is using it as an opportunity to present his new standup to an engaged audience.
This past weekend, I saw Kelly Carlin’s A Carlin Home Companion, a one-woman show about growing up as the daughter of George Carlin. Through her eyes, we glimpse the evolution of George Carlin and his standup, from mainstream to counterculture comedian. Ben states that he began as an imitator of Carlin, but has evolved himself, and many of us have been witness to his development since his first steps as a comedian. How he writes a joke is changing, and he can feel it as he’s going through the process of creating An Agony of Fools.
An Agony of Fools plays August 3, 4, 5, 7, and 12 at the Southern Theater.