Brody Stevens, Who Are You?

  • Season 1, Ep 1
  • 12/02/2013

Brody enlists some of his friends to explain what makes his comedy unique, and he tries to reconcile with his estranged sister before their mother's 80th birthday party.

Just-- I'm a fanof his stand-up...

because I've never seen anyperson do what he's doing.

He really was so differentfrom everybody else...

doing comedy that we saw.

I thought he was hilarious.I was--

Brody never seems like he'sdoing material at all.

He's just yelling.

Public school, did it!Bussing, did it!

Blue collar Jewish,I just get it.

A lot of confrontation.

Yelling at people...

as if there's some problem...

that isn't really there.

What's funny is hehas these jokes...

Who's going to Coachella?

They're jokes,they're just kind of jokes.

Are you gonna see The Strokesthere? They're playing theoldies tent.

And when they fail, whichis the best when they fail...

then that's when he strikes.

Why'd you not laugh?

Why did you not laugh?

His never was about the jokes,it was about the in-betweenof the jokes.

Um... what don't youlike about it?

He's one of those comics thatyou watch and you go...

Oh, I wish I did that, whydon't I do that for my comedy.

Talk to people like Brody doesand like, get in the audienceand take chances.

Let me ask what your pedigreeis, Mr.--

Mr. I'm in the front row,hunched over...

trying to attacka professional who's made it.

I think he's at his funniestwhen he's lost complete control.

So, listen to me, buddy,I drive on the Fox lot.

When there's a problemand his hackles are up...

and he's pissed offa little bit.

You said joke three times,you do a joke.

There's a certain perverseenjoyment that you get from...

a guy who you knowis very funny.

And you see a group of peoplenot quite understanding him.

You think you're gonnatell me what I--

I know, I see meperform every night.

And I tape my sets, andyou're gonna tell me whatI'm doing right and wrong?

Shame on you! I didPremium Blend in 2000.

Where were you?

older than me.

CAMERA (O.S.)You guys used to livetogether, right?

Yup.

CAMERA (O.S.)What happened there?

Just, uh...

didn't see eye to eye,that's all.

You can tell, like, as a kid,like, she didn't want anybody tolook at me.

"Mom, why do I have to do this?Why do I have to take a picturewith Steven?"

You don't think that affectedme, Stephanie? It did.

You were a bully.

I have a sister,she punched me, she beat me.

She threw keys at me,spit on me, hit me with a pan.

And you're saying, "Brody,what beatings hurt the most?"

The beatings with the keys.Why? Because my sisterwas a janitor.

I probably said some thingsthat were out of line.

CAMERA (O.S.)Like what did you say to her?

I called her a hoarder, adiabetic, mentally abusive.

Some evil things.

How do you think Stephanie willreact when I say let's nip itin the bud, Stephanie?

At least for Mom's 80thbirthday?

I don't know, but youhave to be sincere.

You sometimes-- you don'tact sincere.

What do you mean?

I'm the most sincere guyin Hollywood, Jackie Berman.

Yes! Steven Brody Stevens,sincerity is my calling card.

Pickin' it upat Kinko's tonight.

You know, it's a big yearfor me, man.

This is my opportunity.

Whoo!

Now it's my turn!

Doing well, creating a pilotpresentation... for HBO.

Now I'm at the point whereI can start doing my own thing.

And now I have the backing ofthe number one comedy actor...

once Will Ferrell retires,or Vince Vaughn retires.

I'm back with my sister.We reconciled for my mother's80th birthday!

Yeah... there's nothingwrong with my family!

We're back, and I'm telling you,good things are gonna happenright now.

Juliette Lewis sent mea direct message on Twitter...

saying, "Hey, do you know BrodyStevens? What's going on?"

And so I went and I lookedat his Twitter feed...

and it was like non-st--like over two days...

there was no break wherehe would have slept.

And I was like, "Well, thisis definitely not normal.