Tremendous - A Review

Individual Work, 4/29/2017

Tremendous: Review of Joey Diaz’s Podcast, “The Church of What's Happening Now”


By Sarah Bradley


Joey Coco Diaz is a standup comedian, and host of the “The Church of What’s Happening Now” podcast: he is also a force of nature. He is, in his own words, “tremendous”. His podcast is not your mother's talk radio. The Church of What’s Happening Now is crass, bold, and too much fun to handle. Several times I have downloaded a podcast, and within minutes, found myself howling laughing at stories of strippers, Frank Sinatra, being old school, drugs, New York in the 70’s, California, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, edibles, and even more hilarious (and I would argue, brilliant), miscellany. Joey Diaz takes full advantage of the freedom that podcasts afford, and anything can happen.

If comedy were boxing, Joey Diaz would hit like George Foreman in his prime. Despite what initial impressions you may have, as a you fan you walk away feeling like his heart should be declared a national treasure. Be warned, though, he is not PC, he is not sensitive, and he does not care what anybody thinks (even a little bit). Weaker stomachs need to stay home, because Joey Diaz changes for no man. It would be criminal if he did.

So, if you want to go deep, and get weird on the way down, Joey Diaz will meet you at the bottom of the Marinas Trench with a shovel. “The Church of What’s Happening Now,” is the something you need in your life, and comes highly recommended.