KPCS shows are a master class in deconstructing how comedy works. The latest is with the great Ricky Gervais. One thing I love about Gervais is how he is a student of comedy, much like Pollak.
BTW, I was at that NYC show where Bowie introduced him. The way everyone sang the “Little Fat Man” song (myself included) nearly brought tears to my eyes. (To really understand how and why that song resonated so much with Gervais songs, you must see it from the thematic context of the brilliant show Extras, from which the song was written for.)