Caricature Artist - Uncensored

  • Season 1 , Ep 4
  • 03/21/2013
  • Views: 28,615

After years of struggling, caricature artist Greg Dohlen turns to Nathan to help him rebrand his image. (5:42)

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IF YOU ANSWERED YES,

YOU'RE PROBABLY CARICATURE ARTIST GREG DOHLEN.

HE WAS THE ONE THAT DREW IT.

AND AFTER TWO DECADESOF DOING CARICATURES,

HE HAS YETTO MAKE A NAME FOR HIMSELF.

- IT'S ALWAYS A STRUGGLE.

AND I'VE KIND OF--

I'VE BEEN DOING THISSINCE '89.

- BUT SOMETIMESTHE SOLUTION IS AS SIMPLE

AS KEEPING UPWITH THE TRENDS.

- YOU DREW ME HERE.- YEAH.

- IT'S ENJOYABLETO SEE YOURSELF

PORTRAYED AS A CARTOON.- YEAH.

- BUT I DON'T THINKIT MAKES ME LAUGH.

CARICATURESARE INSULT COMEDY.

- WELL, YEAH.

- IN THE CATEGORYOF INSULT COMEDY,

JUST TO SHOW YOU WHAT'SCURRENTLY POPULAR RIGHT NOW,

HERE, JUST WATCH.

- I LIKE YOU, JASON ALEXANDER.I FIND YOU SEXY.

KISS ME, YOU FAT [bleep].

I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO SEE

WHAT JERRY SEINFELD'S[bleep] TASTES LIKE.

- I SHOWED HIM A CLIPOF THE WILDLY POPULAR

COMEDY CENTRAL ROASTS,

WHICH PROVED THAT TO BEA HIT IN INSULT COMEDY,

THE MEANER YOU ARE,THE BETTER.

THE PLAN:

TO RE-BRAND GREGAS "THE KING OF STING."

- UM, I'VE GOT--I'VE GOTTENMORE NEGATIVE REACTIONS

FROM GOING EXTREMETHAN POSITIVE REACTIONS.

- NO ONE LIKED ELVISWHEN HE FIRST CAME OUT,

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

PEOPLE WERE OFFENDED.- RIGHT.

- BUT YOU HAVETO POWER THROUGH THAT

IF YOU WANNA BECOME BIG.

AT FIRST, GREG SEEMEDRESISTANT TO THE CONCEPT.

BUT AS WE STARTEDBRAINSTORMING IDEAS...

- YEAH, IT MIGHT BE FUNNYIF HE'S CHINESE,

AND I MAKE HIM A PHOTOGRAPHERWITH THE BIG BUCK TEETH.

- OH, YEAH, YEAH.

- LITTLE SQUINTY EYESAND BIG BUCK TEETH.

- YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

HE QUICKLY BEGANTO EMBRACE IT.

I LEFT HIM WITH A FEW EDGYCONCEPTS OF MY OWN TO WORK ON,

AND HE STARTEDSKETCHING THEM OUT.

THE NEXT DAY, I RETURNEDTO SEE THE RESULTS.

ALL RIGHT, SO THIS ISTHE IDEA I HAD FOR A COUPLE,

AND YOU HAVE TO DRAW A COUPLE.

SO THAT'S YOU, THE ARTIST,

UH, DOING THE WOMANOF THE COUPLE FROM BEHIND,

DOGGY STYLE,SHE'S SAYING, "I LIKE THIS."

HER BOYFRIEND IS LOOKINGAT A HUMMINGBIRD'S PENIS

AND THINKING, "THAT'S HUGE."

YEAH, THIS IS GOOD.

IT'S REALLY FUNNY.

THIS IS, UM, YOUR VERSIONOF AN ASIAN BUSINESSMAN.

UM, DO YOU THINKTHIS ONE, UH...HMM...

- SEE, I'M NOT--I'M NOT SURE, UH,

WHEN YOU PRESENTEDAN ASIAN PICTURE

WHICH DIRECTIONI SHOULD GO WITH IT.

I WENT ALL DIRECTIONS REALLY.

WE COULD TRY IT OUT,SEE HOW IT GOES.

- SURE, YEAH.I MEAN, I'M NOT GONNA GET--

YOU KNOW, IN ART, YOU KNOW,

YOU DON'T WANT TO GETIN PEOPLE'S WAY OR ANYTHING,

SO I'M NOT GONNA--BUT, YEAH.

I MEAN,THIS IS DEFINITELY--

I MEAN, THE PEARL HARBOR THINGIS ALMOST NOT EVEN A JOKE.

THE REST OF GREG'S NEW EDGYCARICATURES LOOKED GREAT,

AND I COULD TELL THATHE WAS READY TO TRY THEM OUT

IN THE REAL WORLD.

- DO YOU HAVE ANY HOBBIES?

- I LIKE TO BIKEAND SURF A LOT.

I LIKE SWIMMING, DEEJAYING,PLAYING THE TROMBONE.

- THINGS WERE OFFTO AN OKAY START,

BUT I GOT KIND OF WORRIEDWHEN AN ASIAN MAN SAT DOWN.

- I DRAW CARICATURES THAT AREA LITTLE MEAN AND EDGY.

ARE YOU OKAY WITH THAT?

- DEFINITELY.- YEAH, OKAY, GOOD.

HOW'S THAT?

YOU LIKE IT?

- YEAH.- OH, GOOD.

- BUT I WAS WRONG.THE GUY LOVED IT.

YOU LIKE IT?- YEAH, YEAH, I LIKE IT.

- AND FROM THEN ON,IT WAS SMOOTH SAILING.

- OH, NICE, MAN.

- WILL THAT WORK?- THAT'LL WORK, DUDE.

[both laugh]

- GREG WAS HITTINGNOTHING BUT HOME RUNS,

AND IT WAS AMAZINGTO WATCH HIM WORK.

- OH, NICE.

[laughter]

- SO HOW DO YOU FEELIT ALL WENT TODAY?

PEOPLE LAUGHED.I SAW PEOPLE LAUGHING.

- PEOPLE LAUGHED.

LIKE, THE DEEP SIDEOF PEOPLE'S HUMOR COMES OUT

WHEN YOU SHOW THEM SHOCK.

- YOU KNOW, AT THE BEGINNINGOF ALL THIS,

I HAD YOU DRAW ME,IT WASN'T FUNNY.

SO NOW WITH EVERYTHINGTHAT I'VE TAUGHT YOU,

I'M SAYING GO AS HARDAS YOU WANT ON ME,

AS MEAN AS YOU WANT.

- YOU WANT THE KING OF STING?

- I WANT THE KING OF STING.- OKAY.

- 'CAUSE I WANNA LAUGH.- OKAY.

- ALL RIGHT,THIS IS FUNNY,

BUT IT'S HARD FOR METO SEE MY GRANDPA

DEPICTED IN THAT WAY.

HE'S A CANADIAN WAR HERO,

AND HE'S, LIKE, A VERY--

HE HAS, LIKE, A VERY IMPORTANTROLE IN OUR FAMILY,

SO I DON'T LIKE SEEING HIMDEPICTED LIKE THIS.

IT JUST--

IT WAS A REAL SHAME THATGREG CHOSE TO END THE DAY

ON SUCH A TASTELESS NOTE.

BUT REGARDLESSOF MY FEELINGS,

HE TRULY WASTHE KING OF STING.

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