After a performance at the DC Improv last night, infamously unfunny, and inexplicably successful comedian Dan Nainan walked off stage and punched the Daily Beast‘s Josh Rogin. The altercation was allegedly because of tweets Rogin had sent off during Nainan’s set, and represents a deeply confounding paradox. Who do you side with here? The hack comedian or the shit-talking blogger? (via Gawker)
On the one hand, you know, violence is bad. But who hasn’t ever felt the understandable urge to punch someone in the face for criticism sent from the assumed safety of the internet, particularly people who perform on stage? On the other hand, Nainan is stupendously unfunny. On the third weird hand, who live-tweets themselves getting punched? It’s the perfectly balanced fight, and as someone who identifies as both an unfunny hack and an internet douche, I am split in two here. Maybe I better just punch myself in the face until I figure it out.