The foremost political thinker of our time, Jeff Stilwell draws from his lifelong fatal attraction to politics, political leaders, and their fuckups. Chortle with him as he hammers Trump,
Who is This Jeff Guy Anyway?
Stilwell’s lifelong fatal attraction to politics, political leaders, and their f*kups combines with his love of laughter. He wants to make you laugh, too, instead of feeling anxiety and/or despair at our current events in these United States and the world.
Twice weekly (more or less), Stilwell creates a comedy video in reaction to whatever is going on in the US and the world. He spends many happy hours researching the topic to get as much background information as possible to get a bigger picture.
Stilwell then agonizes over how to put all the information together in a 5- to 10-minute video in such a way that you’ll quickly be privy to the condensed version of his hours of research. He plucks out the most important factors and leaves the boring details to those who talk like a white paper (i.e. boring!).
After that, Stilwell spends hours figuring out how to turn otherwise boring information into a funny, entertaining video that both connects the dots for the rest of us and has us laughing about it.
The final piece comes with his fun illustrations that help bring the points home. As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” A picture is also a heck of a lot more fun than a thousand words! He draws all the backgrounds and illustrations used in each of his videos.
We hope you enjoy his work so much that you subscribe to his YouTube channel so you never miss an episode! Thank you!
More on Jeff’s Riffing Method
Believe it or not, Jeff does NOT work off a prepared script. The A Block (before the bumper) and C Block (final segment) are lightly prepared in advance, tis true. But the large B Block in the middle (almost all of the material) is pure riffing.
How does he do it? He works off a simple bulleted list of, maybe, three points that he has memorized to keep his riffing in line. All the rest – every word, all his historical examples – are pulled from his mind in the moment, much like rappers do. If you ask him what he will say during the B Block, he answers, “We’ll find out during the filming.”
And, the cartoons? They