In this edition of Creativity Gurus, James speaks with decorated stand-up comic and Daily Show staff writer Josh Johnson. With Johnson's 33-track mixtape Elusive, Johnson explores uncharted territory to redefine the relationship between comedy and music. Comedians and musicians are storytellers. Both work to develop ideas and establish expectations in their audience’s ear, then subvert or complicate those expectations with the keenest sense of timing. Music is often used as a vehicle for comedy, but seldom are the two mediums treated as complementary—especially in the album format.
Josh Johnson will release his ambitious 33-track mixtape Elusive on June 11 and the epic work was announced today at Paste, who shared “Bought An Axe” and “Dating Profile” comedy tracks from the mixtape and the music track “I Like You Too (Part One Of A Love Story).”
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