‘Caps Lock Live’ laughs out loud at Paper Tiger

Skweezy Jibbs and Adam Pasi start comedy tour in San Antonio

Malaki Lingg, Assistant Web Editor

Since the early 2000s, Skweezy Jibbs has been an internet phenomenon, appearing in dozens of viral memes and stunts over the years. Skweezy began his career on YouTube in 2007. In the years since, he has amassed quite a large following, with four million followers on TikTok and five hundred thousand on Instagram, for example. 

Skweezy and standup comedian, Adam Pasi, originally toured across the United States in late 2021, debuting their interactive comedy show, “Caps Lock Live.” While their tour spanned across multiple states, they ended up missing Texas, Florida and Louisiana in their original run. Nearly two years after the fact, Skweezy decided to make it up to southern fans with a new leg of the “Caps Lock Live” experience. On April 7, 2023, Skweezy Jibbs and Adam Pasi came to Paper Tiger for their first date of the interactive comedy experience, “Caps Lock Live.” 

Adam Pasi opened the show with a standup comedy routine, discussing the similarities between Portland, Oregon — where Jibbs and Pasi are from — and Austin, Texas. “Y’know, I thought Portland was weird, but it’s just quirky at best. Austin takes the cake for that,” Pasi said. “Austin is what would happen if Portland f—cked Texas.”

Throughout Pasi’s set, he talked about troubles with working a nine-to-five job, working on comedy routines and his experiences with his on-and-off girlfriend. Soon Pasi’s opening set was ending, but before he could finish his final joke, Skweezy interrupted his set whilst wearing a “$300 inflatable squid suit,” much to Pasi and the crowd’s surprise. Skweezy quickly became a distraction onstage and eventually made Pasi storm off stage before finishing his final joke. Skweezy soon made his exit as well while promising to return soon. 

After a short intermission, Skweezy — without the squid suit — and Pasi returned onstage. After coming on stage, Skweezy claimed that he is not good at standup — something he would later discuss — and that the show is more of an amalgamation of fan interaction and interesting stories from his life. 

The set started with Skweezy calling a fan onstage to help him pull a tarp down to reveal a small prize wheel, which would be the centerpiece of the night’s routine. Each night is different based on the random spins that fans attending the show would make, with various stories and tasks listed on the wheel. Skweezy would tell stories and do what the wheel said, while Pasi was practically his hype man for the rest of the night. 

After revealing the premise of the show, Skweezy and Pasi began choosing audience members to come on stage. One fan had a rap battle with Skweezy, while the next one had an intense rock-paper-scissors championship — which Skweezy promptly cheated at. 

After some fun and games with fans came, Skweezy told some unique stories from his life. In one story, he explained how he got a week’s supply of nuggets for free from Wendy’s, while in the next, he talked about his experience touring with the bands Metallica and Disturbed as a fry cook. He described how while he was touring with Disturbed, they stopped to perform in Kansas City, Kansas. Due to some issues, the crowd was becoming restless and the band was asked to go on early, but the bassist was spending some time with a girl. Because of this, Skweezy was sent onstage to entertain the crowd. Skweezy came on stage ready to start his standup career with the joke, “What’s fish with no eyes called? A fsh.” According to Skweezy, the crowd went wild. They were screaming, applauding and even undressing. Though his few moments of fame were short-lived, soon the pressure hit, and he rushed off stage to the anger of the thousands in the crowd.

“Caps Lock Live” is a night to remember for sure. Skweezy’s strange internet personality translated perfectly to real life, and his famous stories online became better in person. Alongside Skweezy, Pasi was a great opener and hype man. He helped Skweezy elevate the energy and keep the crowd lively when he was otherwise distracted. If you have the chance to see this show, I could not recommend attending “Caps Lock Live” more. 

For more tour information, refer to https://skweezylive.com/, and for more content from Skweezy Jibbs, check out his Instagram and TikTok @Skeewzy4Real.