Remember prop comics like Carrot Top or Gallagher? I have no idea why they get such a bad rap. Sure, if you think of them as comedians with a bunch of zany ideas, maybe I see your point. But if you reverse it… They are inventors with a sense of humor! Now you understand why I think they are underrated!
Seeing Carrot Top’s act is like watching Seinfeld pitch 30 products in a row on Shark Tank. The prop comic’s job is to show you a series of practical items in rapid-fire succession that make you say “Why didn’t I think of that?”
And all these life hack bloggers and YouTubers owe their entire genre to the prop comics. The prop comics were the first ones who recognized we could modify off-the-shelf products to better suit our needs and purposes. DIY would be SOL without PROPS.
To prove this lineage, will you play my little game?
Prop Comic Gag or Crazy Russian Hacker Video
- Russian Toothpaste
- Slippers You Can’t Stub Your Toe In
- Shoes You Never Will Outgrow
- Fastest Potato Peeler
- Back-saving Toilet Seat
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