Ladies Love Cool Ben Schwartz

From Ben Schwartz Fan Blog

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Actually, everyone loves him. Ben Schwartz is the improviser every improviser wants to be. Funny, smart, a great writer – oh, and he plays one of the greatest characters on TV: Jean-Ralphio Saperstein of Parks and Recreation, summed up in this gif:

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Jean-Ralphio could be (and basically is) a giant creep. But in the hands of Schwartz, he’s just a giant overeager puppy dog of a guy. A puppy dog that you wouldn’t want in your house for long, but mostly harmless and ridiculous.

If you’re a comedy nerd, you’re probably already familiar with the project that first brought Schwartz to the public’s (well, the geeky public’s) attention: Rejected Jokes. This is an internet channel where Schwartz would perform the jokes that he submitted to SNL and Letterman that they didn’t use:

I was personally a huge fan of the series, because for a comedy nerd and writer it was inspiring to see just how hard Schwartz hustled at his comedy and the sheer volume of jokes he wrote. Also, celebrity cameos!

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Daft Swanson

Sometimes you find things on the internet and you’re like, “Wait, why did someone make a 9-minute loop of a drunk Ron Swanson dancing to this sample from a Daft Punk song?”

And then you look up and it’s 5:19pm and you’ve been watching the video for three consecutive hours because it is the greatest thing to occur to your eyeballs and your earholes since some genius realized that Adventure Time’s “Bacon Pancakes” pairs perfectly with “Empire State of Mind”.

In fairness, I may have an unusual capacity for listening to extremely long loops – I once wrote an entire twenty-page essay in university while listening to nothing but The Lonely Island’s “Kablamo”*. Still, I think I speak for us all when I say that:

#1. Anything involving Ron Swanson is good, and-

#2. See #1.

So add some Daft Swanson to your day – you’ll be glad you did.

*Incidentally, I got an A. Thanks, The Lonely Island!