Caricature Artist - Uncensored

Gas Station/Caricature Artist Season 1, Ep 4 03/21/2013 Views: 33,942

After years of struggling, caricature artist Greg Dohlen turns to Nathan to help him rebrand his image. (5:38)

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DO YOU FIND THIS DRAWING FUNNY?

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.