Well, Austin stand-up comedian Chris Cubas might not have blown up the Internet, but he sure had a dominating presence in my Facebook feed on Thursday (I follow a lot of comics). That was the morning after Cubas guested as the first fan of the Comedy Central game show “@Midnight” to appear on the program as part of its #PointsMe contest.
“Cubas WAS ON @MIDNIGHT! And he KILLED IT”
“KILLED IT ON @MIDNIGHT!!!!!! So good!!!”
“Chris Cubas won the internet last night.”
I had to scroll quite a bit to not see similar posts linking to video of Cubas’ turn on the show, on which he seemed surprisingly comfortable fielding set-ups from host Chris Hardwick and standing between “The Sarah Silverman Program’s” Steve Agee and “The Odd Couple’s” Thomas Lennon.
In the category of #FantasyCelebs, in which contestants had to combine the name of a celebrity with a fantasy-genre touchstone, he hit right out of the gate with “Conan the O’Brien.”
In a round called “Other City Slogans” (in honor of our “Keep Austin Weird” motto) Cubas was quick on the buzzer with gems including “San Antonio: Y’all Heard That New Kid Rock Record?” and “Boston: Ah, Go (expletive) Yourself.”
Check out a portion of his appearance in the video below, then send him kudos on Twitter @ChrisCubas.