The following is an excerpt from Lou Perez’s book, That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore: On the Death and Rebirth of Comedy.
Lou Perez was the Head Writer and Producer of the Webby Award–winning comedy channel We the Internet TV. In addition to producing sketch comedy, performing stand-up, and opinion writing, Lou also hosts The Lou Perez Podcast and is the author of That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore: On the Death and Rebirth of Comedy.
Lou began doing improv and sketch comedy as an undergrad at New York University, where he was part of the comedy group the Wicked Wicked Hammerkatz.
For years, Lou performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC and LA, in sketch shows with the Hammerkatz, and his comedy duo, Greg and Lou. Lou was also a comedy producer on truTV’s Impractical Jokers.