Read: Why comedians love the Mets
In an entertaining story for the Wall Street Journal, Mets beat reporter Jared Diamond explores the reasons as to why celebrity comics love the Mets.
“The Mets, with their goofy mascot, kitschy fight song and propensity for spectacular meltdowns, could practically fill a dugout with the A-list comedians who are diehard fans,” Diamond writes.
Diamond spoke with comedian and now partial owner of the Mets Bill Maher, Hank Azaria, Steve Hofstetter, and Jim Breuer about what draws them to the Mets.
“Being a Mets fan goes right in line with that,” Azaria explained. “It’s forever the underdog and forever the outsider, and I think every comedian at their core felt that way when they were a kid.”
Said Maher, “When you’re a comic and you start out, you’re literally a laughingstock. People aren’t laughing with you—they’re laughing at you. All of us new comics are humiliated. That is similar to what the Mets were in 1962.”
To read more quotes from celebrity comics about their love affair with the Mets, check out the Wall Street Journal.