Comedian Rob Ryan Spoofs ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale With Pink Video Tribute
Rob Ryan is one hard-working comedian. Not only does he have a relentless tour schedule at comedy clubs throughout the country, he’s also quite a prolific video maker. And his videos aren’t just shaky camcorder footage of his live shows, he does excellent sendups of the topics of the times, set to popular songs. Most famously, he did "Newark State of Mind," an ode to America’s worst city set to the music of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, but he’s done many others, including one exclusively for BlackBook entitled "Lenox Hill Glory" that poked just a little bit of fun at the circus surrounding Blue Ivy Carter’s birth. Today, he’s back again with a spot-on takedown of the two different types of fan reactions to the recent Game of Thrones finale on HBO, as set to Pink’s "Just Give Me a Reason." It’s called, fittingly, "Just Give Me a Season."
In the video, a female Game of Thrones fan played by the lovely and talented Josie Vitetta (who also starred in "Newark State of Mind") laments the end of season three, pained by the thought of waiting ten whole months to find out what happens next. Her boyfriend, played by Ryan, is a different kind of Game of Thrones fan, the kind who has read all of the George R.R. Martin fantasy novels and picks apart the show when it deviates from the original–not that he’d miss a single second of it. The two get into it with each other over who’s the bigger fan and how much it all means to them, ultimately saying more about our responses to pop culture than any think piece you’ll see in a magazine. Check out the video below and find out what kind of G.O.T. fan you are.