In the war of comedians vs cell phones, Chris Rock wins one for the comedians.
In case you're not aware - comedians hate cell phones.
Why? Well, the reason is pretty simple actually. Comedy is a process. It's a process that involves failing. A lot. Over and over again.
That's a pretty messy process. And when your job is to push limits and boundaries and challenge your audience, that process can get really messy! And if your successes are built on the ashes of multiple failures, having a permanent record of that failure that stays with you for the rest of your career may not be the most appealing prospect.
Imagine your worst day at work ever. Now, imagine that someone filmed that day or moment and at every subsequent interview, it's in the back of your head that the person you're talking to now has seen that video. They've seen you at your worst. Pretty brutal, right?
Some comedians choose to air their frustration with technology:
Why? Well, it's a melancholy tale filled with despair and hope and a Bruce Springsteen song. More CONAN @ http://teamcoco.com/video Team Coco is the official YouTube channel of late night host Conan O'Brien, CONAN on TBS & TeamCoco.com.
While others, like Chris Rock, are taking a decidedly different approach.
We've all been there -- watching a concert and all you can see is a sea of cell phone screens. Comedian Chris Rock is performing in Detroit this weekend and hopes to change that. He's enforcing a strict no phone policy.
So, if you're planning on going to see Rock this week at The Fox Theater, be ready to get acquainted with Yondr. Yondr is a company that specializes in providing phone-free spaces. Instead of collecting phones, audience members will be given a Yondr pouch to place their phones into. Once the show starts the Yondr pouch will lock, making your phone inaccessible. The pouches will unlock once the show concludes or if you exit the performance space and visit an unlocking station on the lobby of the theater.
Can we get these in movie theaters too? Please?