Screen Time with comedian David Perdue
We asked the Morehouse Man, who’s currently working on a two-man stage play with poet Adán Bean, what information dominates his day.
- I follow a bunch of comedians. It’s like my version of The Daily Show. My greatest goal in life is being awake when Josh Gondelman does a pep talk. It’s what I wake up every day for and never get. I like Marcella Arguello. She's so funny in the most direct way.
📺 Currently streaming: "True Story" with Kevin Hart. I was watching it in the hair salon getting my hair dried. Spoiler alert: I saw Kevin Hart murder someone. That’s all I know. I watched "Hawkeye" on Disney+.
- On HBO Max, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Insecure." I’m in a text thread with people about "Insecure," and it’s important to our friendship. I’m into comic books and HBO Max, and I watched "Young Justice."
🎶 Playlist: I’ll come clean. I realize I’m old. I didn’t give up music, but I don’t need any new music. I feel like all my favorite artists are too old to be still making any music. And then with anyone under 25 I’m like, what are you doing being talented? I imagine where I was at 23. Cordae and Deante’ Hitchcock. I feel like he’s over 25, so I don’t hate him that much. Adele. I’m an Adele stan.
🎧 Podcast queue: "WTF with Marc Maron" and "85 South." Every podcast I subscribed to during the pandemic, they just stopped. It was so unfortunate. I committed, guys, why didn’t you? I’m their only listener. I’m like "Give me more." They say, "We’re going outside now."
📖 Reading list/bedside table: I like to reread a book called "Disciplines of the Spirit" and "Search for Common Ground" by Howard Thurman, a mystic preacher from the '50s. A good friend of mine wrote a book, I bought it on Audible. I'm two chapters in, and that was four months ago. I’m not a good person, man. I’ve avoided conversation about his book. “I heard it's doing good.”
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