2 weeks Ago
Years ago, lying in bed unable to sleep, a framed picture fell on my head, knocking me out cold. Effective, sure, but hardly the gentle passage into slumber that my unsuspecting temple desired.
More relaxing is Joe Pera Talks You to Sleep,a series of animated shorts with a weeklong residency in Adult Swims 4am slot. Comedian Perawhom you may recall from his MTV webseriesThe Pancake Breakfast Criticand his two-hander with Connor OMalley,How to Make it in USAjoins us fireside with dog Gus, to help you get your snore on.
Its classic Pera, a soporific, stream-of-consciousness ramble that makes you appreciate just how much better To the Lighthouse would have been had Woolf played it for laughs. He explores the relationship between sheds and barns, considers theBuffalo Bills, puts Stephen Hawkings infidelities in perspective, and wonders whether Bernie Madoff knows that were thinking about him.
If youre still awake after the episodeall of which will be available on YouTube for those somnolent souls otherwise engaged at 4amtheres plenty of other excellent pieces of Pera to pore over. Check out his series with Nathan Min,The Perfect Weekand its animated spin-offMaui Animals.
Screengrab via Adult Swim/YouTube
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