Beef Settled on Basketball Court After Months of Build Up
Date Posted:March 21, 2023
It all started with a seemingly innocuous joke about the town of Erie, Pennsylvania by stand-up comedian Tom Segura. This led to a response from Erie weatherman, David Wolter, who joked about Tom Segura's baldness. And thus, a beef was born, one that would only eventually be settled through a high-stakes game of basketball.
The feud began when Tom called out Erie, Pennsylvania on a podcast appearance with Joe Rogan. Weatherman David Wolter retaliated with a joke about Tom's baldness, saying he wasn't voted in the top ten sexiest bald men alive. Tom took the jab personally, and the two exchanged verbal blows on social media for months.
Eventually, the challenge was made: a one-on-one basketball game in Austin, Texas. Tom Segura agreed to donate $50,000 to the charity of David's choice if he won, while David would have to post an apology video if Tom emerged victorious.
Stand-Up Comedy vs. Weather. Art vs. Science
With the stage set, the game took place on February 24th. Tom Segura seemed to have the edge, with the home-court advantage and a much-improved physical condition on his side. However, he had previously suffered a severe injury while playing basketball, which left him hospitalized and needing months of rehab.
Before the game, David Wolter revealed that the original sexiest bald man joke was merely a callback to a news story they had covered earlier in their broadcast. This added context changed the perception of the joke from a cringe-worthy roast to an innocent, light-hearted jab.
As the game began, Tom dominated, quickly gaining a 20-9 lead. It seemed like an easy win for him, but a controversial call by the referee gave David Wolter the ball and the momentum he needed. David managed to score eight consecutive points, making a comeback seem within reach. However, Tom eventually secured the victory.
In the aftermath, David Wolter posted the agreed-upon apology video, filled with references to Tom Segura's podcast, "Your Mom's House." He graciously congratulated Tom on his win and even hinted at a potential rematch in the future.
The edited highlights of the game provided an entertaining glimpse into the showdown between Tom Segura and David Wolter. The basketball game not only settled the beef but also showcased the power of humor and sportsmanship in turning adversaries into friends.
Joe Rogan's Comedy Mothership: A Star-Studded Haven for Live Stand-Up Comedy
Just two weeks after its grand opening, Joe Rogan's new comedy club, the Comedy Mothership, is proving to be a hotspot for comedy lovers and legends alike. Located in Austin, Texas, the club has already hosted a myriad of renowned comedians, setting the stage for a bright future in the world of stand-up comedy.
Since our previous coverage of the Comedy Mothership's inaugural "Kill Tony" episode, the excitement surrounding the club has only grown. Both of its unique rooms, Fat Man and Little Boy, are now open, and an impressive lineup of comedy legends has already graced its stage. Among the well-known names to drop by the club are Dave Chappelle, Shane Gillis, Pete Davidson, Pauly Shore, Bert Kreischer, and many more.
The Comedy Mothership's success can be attributed to its excellent organization and star-studded lineup, but also to its founder, Joe Rogan, the host of the immensely popular Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Rogan's passion for stand-up comedy, his ever-reaching network within the stand-up comedy community and his commitment to showcasing the best talent possible have created an extraordinary atmosphere at the club.
Despite its early success, the Comedy Mothership still has room to grow and evolve. It's not hard to imagine that the club will continue to draw in top-tier talent and comedy enthusiasts from around the world, eventually reaching its full potential as a premier comedy venue.
However, the club's rising popularity has resulted in a scarcity of tickets, making it difficult for some fans of live comedy to attend shows. This issue is somewhat unavoidable, given the high demand for tickets when a major celebrity like Rogan opens a club featuring some of the best comedians in the business. To address this issue and ensure a fair experience for all patrons, the Comedy Mothership has made it clear that they do not accept resale tickets.
Ultimately, Joe Rogan's Comedy Mothership has quickly established itself as a must-visit destination for stand-up comedy fans. With an ever-growing list of legendary performers and a commitment to excellence, the club is poised to become a staple in the comedy world.
Rolling Credits: Who appeared on comedy podcasts this week?
Some of the clips used in this video are from these comedy podcasts:
Blocks hosted by Neal Brennan with guest Mark Normand
The Joe Rogan Experience hosted by Joe Rogan with guest Shane Gillis
The Harland Highway hosted by Harland Williams with guest Kevin Nealon
New(-ish) stand-up comedy specials out recently include:
Razzle Dazzle by Bert Kreischer on Netflix
Brandemic by Russell Brand on his website
Daddy by Jeremiah Watkins on YouTube
Dog Belly by Big Jay Oakerson on YouTube is scheduled for release on April 5, 2023
Baby J by John Mulaney on Netflix is scheduled for release on April 25, 2023