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Anthony Jeselnik: Pushing the limit and what it will get you

jeselnik1BY ALEX RUSSELL

Alternative comedy has always been interested in death and divorce, but only Anthony Jeselnik is interested in child abduction and genocide. If it’s about pushing the envelope, he seems to be out to prove that he doesn’t believe there’s an envelope to push.

His comedy is intense above all else. Spotify labels him as “Daniel Tosh without the smirk,” but that doesn’t do it justice. You really need to hear it. He’s killing, to be sure, but in a way that no one is really all that comfortable with. His debut album has a story about him telling everyone in an entire town to kill themselves. It’s gonna get worse.

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