Here we are once again! It’s that time of year where you stave off that existential crisis and the ever approaching collapse of the universe, by celebrating the birth of a guy that was probably born in the spring because some pagans were winter humping or something…anyway, here is this years’ list of items I think the comedian in your life would love!
Shure MV88+ Premium Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone Video Kit with Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod
If that comedian in your life just started out they may want to record themselves and put it on YouTube and make a million million dollars. Well, tell them not to do the second part, but they should do the first part. Recording your set is valuable and all of us carry a recording device with us all the time. Just connect this to your phone and BAM! You have a nice setup to record yourself in the corner of a dank bar.
Tascam DR-22WL Portable Handheld Recorder with Wi-Fi
If they don’t want to see themselves in that dank bar get them this. Then they can hear themselves while they head to the next open mic. Laughing by yourself in public is always seen as a good thing.
Rode Microphones VideoMic NTG On-Camera Shotgun Supercardioid Microphone
If they love cameras and have a nice one (more on that later) then get them this. A shotgun mic aimed at the stage is a better idea then a camera’s mic that will pick up everything in the room. I have a model like this from Diety. I would put the link in here, but I am wasting valuable Call of Duty time typing this.
Samsung Galaxy S10e Factory Unlocked Phone with 128GB
If they need a new phone so they can look all cool around other comedians then get them this. Now that can send all their avails to bookers that will ignore them.
Apple iPhone XS Max, 256GB, Gold
And how can I forget the Apple folks. Besides getting more sex and being more well off than Android folks they want to walk around with a gold phone. Well, here it is. Call Tim Cook and tell him I said Hi.
Saramonic Blink 500 B3 Ultracompact 2.4 GHz Wireless Clip-On Microphone System with Lavalier and Battery-Free Dual-Channel Lightning Receiver for Apple iPhone and iPad
If they have plans of doing even more funny stuff then these are what they need! They are lav mics that transmit to a phone (they have android and ios receivers)! So they can film sketches without spending a ton on audio equipment. I have a model from Rode which works great as well, I would link but you know…lazy.
Panasonic HC-VX981K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder
If you want to kick it up a little bit get them this. This is a great camera that captures a 4k image so all your pratfalls will be glorious. With some of the more pricier models, they can connect their shotgun mic to it and record themselves in 4k. They can be the Michael Bay of static comic shots!
Rode Microphones RODECaster Pro Integrated Podcast Production Console
If they have dreams of becoming the next Joe Rogan then get them this! It has everything (except the mics of course) an aspiring podcaster could want. They can have sound clips assigned to the buttons and they can connect their phone to it to receive phone calls from all their adoring fans. Or they can sit in the basement and talk to themselves…either or.
Fujifilm X-T3 26.1MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS Lens, Black
If you really love that comedian in your life you can get them this! This will capture all their antics and when times get tough they can pawn it or use it to club a crazed fan.
I hope you enjoyed this year’s list of items. I like tech so that is why most of what I posted is tech related. If you were thinking clothes or something…get em a top hat. I hear that is the newest trend of 2020. The one thing every comedian would love from their loved ones though is encouragement. This is a bumpy road just to make ends meet, so if you love them enough to pay $75-$1700 on a gift for them then encourage them to get out their and make their dreams come true.