March 17, 2016 11:28 pm · Posted by Conner Reed
Funnyman Kyle Kinane, best known for his many appearances on Comedy Central, performed at the Royale Sunday night as part of his “Shooting For Third” tour with Shane Torres. PHOTO COURTESY MOSES ROBINSON/PITCH PERFECT
It’s an interesting cultural moment for the man-child, and this was only proven further by Kyle Kinane’s Sunday comedy set at the Royale.
The mid-2000s, with the sudden omnipresence of the Judd Apatow brand in both film and television, was a period of pop culture revival for the adult male slacker. Of course, this archetype was never off the radar entirely. There has always been an audience for stoner comedy and the gentle derision of aimless, immature thirtysomethings, but when films like “Knocked Up” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” began dominating the cultural conversation, a quiet shift took place.