It’s another of his Battle Studies.
No matter how impressed you are with John Mayer‘s songs, the cheap word-play that could’ve been done by a drunk pre-schooler, and aesthetics lifted straight from Stevie Ray Vaughn, he’s way more impressed with himself. Fact. Which is why he tries comedy and interrupts other people’s sets.
John Mayer, on the side of writing music that’s less visceral than old folks homes, occasionally goes to do stand-up comedy. Last time he did stand-up comedy, it was widely reported he used racial slurs. Guess what? Still douchey. Mayer went up to do a set at The Slipper Room in New York, on the lower east side. After doing marginally well, but not well enough for it to not be weird, comedian Kumail Nanjiani made fun of the situation. And Mayer went back onstage to interrupt his set. And called him Kabul, which is a place in Afghanistan. John Mayer? Teeny bit racist. But you knew that already. Said Mayer …
It was combative in the sense that the crowd didn’t really accept the fact that the jock, the guy who gets the girls, was at a place where the guys go who talk about how they don’t get the girls.
Yeah, bro. They misunderstand how awesome you are. Or it could be the people who hang at The Slipper Room actually have taste.