Depressing-Ass Heavy Rain Makes for Some Good Stand-Up Comedy

Yes, the jokes about the weird deconstructed gameplay in Heavy Rain get laughs, even from people in the audience who may not have played it. But, the best thing about Kumail Nanjiani's stand-up bit on the PS3 psychological thriller is how he notes the changes in the gaming medium and the difference in the kinds of experience that are available now. He's acknowledging maturation while getting some yuks in. Nanjiani's one of the hosts of Nerdist's The Indoor Kids podcast so check him out there, too.

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In terms of depressing video games, nothing will ever top the level on Elite Beat Agents where the little girl's dad dies in an accident, but if you time your dance moves just right, maybe his ghost can give her a hug.