Also Performing: Sadiki Fuller and Frank Lucero
If you haven’t seen John’s stand-up act, you’re missing something. He can, and actually only really does: make these tiny one sentence statements, and they are hilariously funny. His “comic delivery” is so very special, and unique, only to him.
A vernacular note: I happen to know a lot of comedians, from my New York City days. And they don’t call themselves comedians, usually; they call themselves”comics“. Yeah, like the comic book, only they mean someone who does standup comedy.
I am sure that Mendoza’s comedy won’t translate all that well to a page. It really is true when I say, in general, about him: “You hadda be there”. If you are, you are probably laughing on the floor; while simultaneously, amazed, that he was able to turn an itty-bitty amount of words into something so unexpectedly hilarious.
He’s sometimes scathingly mean with his viewpoint, or sarcastic; and it’s still hilarious.
Never once, does he crack a smile. Nor does he even add any expression. He’s deadpan, exponentially. And it’s that mix, the way he maintains his attitude and expression, with his comic statement, that makes tear-up-funny moments.
Throughout, he maintains his “Mendoza-ness”; giving off the impression that he’s barely interested, even; and this is while he is onstage. That happens in “real life” too, by the way. He is the same.
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