Since I was doing abbreviated jokes on 24 Hour Comics Day (this was #13), the hardest part of doing this clip was avoiding what I considered to be the most obvious kind of joke. Namely a “do you like movies about gladiators” joke. I haven’t done a joke on that subject, and it’s not necessarily that I wouldn’t, but it’s hard to top Airplane.

The sports geek leads a doubly lonely existence. He inhabits the no-man’s-land between geek and jock, shunned by both. The duality of his existence is often visible in the sharp demarkation between the two colors of paint on his gut and hairy man-boobs.