For Nick Thune, Storytelling Runs in the Family

Stand-up comedians require a certain kind of demon to do the work—or at least that’s been the generalizing trait associated with the form and its players for many a year. Think of Richard Lewis’s brooding neuroses or Chris Rock’s simmering indignation. Nick Thune doesn’t have as much to go on in that department, so he impertinently blamed his father in his 2014 special Folk Hero. “Give me something to build off,” Thune joked at the time, “give me a reason to drink.” No such luck. [Full article at Paste.]

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