Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca A Comic Gem
If you're open to two or three minutes of droll deadpan humor five days a week, check out the Affirmation Nation With Bob Ducca podcast. Ducca, who seems never to have been seen in the same room with comedian Seth Morris, in his uniquely graveled voice natters on about his bodily ills, his emotional problems and his mental states as he gives his listeners the benefits of his insights and advice. Whether he is explaining the merits of a French toast cleanse, sympathizing with a listener's shyness about urination, or complaining about an overly forceful bidet, his self-effacing understated delivery is hilarious. There's even an ode or two: as for example his recent poetic advice to avoid squeezing when shaking hands in "Don't Squeeze."
There may be those standup comedians who get up on stage and speak in their own voice, but they are rare. There may be those who make you think they are speaking in their own voice when in fact have created a persona, a voice that may or may not be close to their own, but is patently not their own. Then there are those that speak in a voice so outlandish it's hard to take it seriously, but who manage to get you to buy into anyway. It takes real talent to pull it off, but when a comedian manages to do it, it is hard to beat. Bob Ducca manages to do it in spades.
Listen to the August 15th podcast of WTF with Marc Maron, a live show featuring a gaggle of comedians, including Ducca. Listen to his list of ailments. The man steals the show. Listen to him read his list of food allergies on YouTube including the following berries—straw, goose and elder among others.