Seeing stand-up comedy is one of my absolute favorite things to do, and when I get to see a funny guy or gal really up-close-and-personal, the experience is even better.
Part stand-up, part storytelling, his one-man show D.C. Pierson Is Bad at Girls chronicled the Phoenix native’s experience with three of his past loves–including a grade school crush and a stripper. It was a fun little memoir filled with awkward moments and lots of emotion, and Pierson has a knack at being engaging when he’s recalling memories. I especially loved that he injected a lot of silliness into the show, including funny impressions and voices, and he went off on tangents at time that made it a really great comedic show, not just boring story time.
Because The Torch Theatre in central Phoenix only holds 33 people, it almost felt like we were in D.C.’s living room listening to him speak. This was a rare stand-up show to be done in The Torch Theatre (the improv collective plans on focusing more on the theater’s own troupes before bringing in more guests), but it was a rare treat to see such a talented guy in such an intimate setting. Pierson is a collaborator with Community star Donald Glover in sketch comedy troupe Derrick Comedy, so don’t be surprised if he starts headlining bigger venues soon.