Well, South Park, but they don't use writers. I think The Boondocks would be a great show to write for. It seems like you can get away with anything on that show, and crossing the line is encouraged. That gives you a lot of freedom as a writer. But beggars can't be choosers. I'd write for Blue Collar Comedy at this point.
George Carlin: Jammin' in New York. It changed the way I think about comedy. Just a great mix of Carlin's observational stuff and his angry stuff. This was before I discovered Bill Hicks, who I also listen to constantly. I've always been drawn to guys who were both angry and smart.
I also watch Mr. Show regularly. It's the best sketch show of all time.
The one that really stood out when I was a kid was Eddie Murphy: Comedian (and later Raw). I don't think I related to it in any meaningful way. I just couldn't believe how talented he was.
Any jokes or moments you remember on stage in particular where you think back and say to yourself, "What was I thinking?"
If I'm saying "what was i thinking," it's moreso about a situation where I got my hopes up about an audition or contest despite knowing better.
Anything you would like to see more of or less of in the Baltimore/DC/NoVa comedy scene?
Beyond that, I wish the industry would pay more attention to DC. There's an occasional industry showcase at the DC Improv, but you can't get every funny person onto one of those shows. Our proximity to NYC winds up obscuring us a little bit. Places like Austin and Seattle are scouted, but DC gets lost in the shuffle sometimes.