In 1995, I created a new category of hippie comedy called Kind Comedy. Kind Comedy was built on the hippie foundation of being kind to all people, animals, and the Earth. Kind Comedy’s golden years were from 1995–1999 and a few of my friends, such as Dewey Tucker, had an impact on creating the world and the rules of Kind Comedy. The number one rule in Kind Comedy is that every thing is “kind” and if something is not kind, then it is “unkind”.
During January of 2012, Dewey and I decided to revise our act and release Kind Comedy to the public in a three episode comedy series called WKND Asheville. WKND Asheville is a mock hippie radio show that is like Wayne’s World meets Cheech and Chong. Dewey and I co-wrote the shows and I produced them. Dewey also performed as the WKND character Nug. Nug is an uber kind brother that hosts the radio show. I played Nug’s spaced out co-host Earth Being.
WKND Asheville, “Episode 1 (Where they keep it Kind)” was an organic creative experience that established Nug and Earth Being’s personalities, communication style, and hippie lifestyle. The challenge we had on the second episode was recreating the show’s structure, creating new content that dove deeper into Nug and Earth Being’s hippie world, and further developing their radio show dynamics and camaraderie. This was no easy task, but we pulled it off. To hear how we did it, play the video below.
WKND Asheville, “Episode 2 (Exit the Duzsh)”