January 04, 2015
It’s practically a cliche that pain makes a person funny — you might’ve heard the saying, tragedy plus time equals comedy? — but somehow it doesn’t ring true until you've heard their backstory.
According to LaughSpin.com, standup comedian Monroe Martin will appear on upcoming Season 5 of Guy Code on MTV2, which is like a broey-er Best Week Ever. He’ll be joined by Doylestown native and model Samantha Hoopes and YouTube rapper Timothy DeLaGhetto, among others.
Monroe will likely serve a heaping teaspoon of insight, something he learned throughout a rough childhood. The native Philadelphian comic was bounced around 14 foster homes. But he doesn’t try to hide the chaos he grew up with.
"Let me basically be a fly on the wall for those 15 years," Martin told NBC Philadelphia. "I can see everybody is the same and what makes you different is what you're going through."
Deep down, we’re all alike. The difference is in the details of our problems.
Topics on Guy Code have historically included erections while playing video games and the phenomenon of the hangover. Monroe, who also starred on Last Comic Standing, will likely bring a healthy dose of razor-sharp wit to the series.
Martin's also in talks to produce a pilot for Comedy Central with Philly-bred comic Kurt Metzger and actress Sabrina Jolie Perez.
“Hopefully that works out. Monroe’s real funny, man. The stuff he wrote in the script is really great,” Metzger told PhillyVoice.com.
According to Variety, the new season of Guy Code was renewed in November and will air January 15. Joking Off and Number Two News, two programs that also feature comics, will debut this year on the network.
For a funny dude who wants you to know he’s still a nice guy, Monroe sure sounds like a hit.