Comedy Points is a system of rules for distributing points to people, usually for saying something particularly witty or amusing. The system was originally developed by Griffin and his friends, including Sam Rogal, some years ago.
On Blank Check, Griffin will sometimes give comedy points to David or Ben, usually 3 or 5 at a time but sometimes reaching into the millions or even trillions.
Be warned, though: keeping track of the comedy points you've earned results in the loss of all comedy points. (That hasn't stopped u/radiantbaby123 from compiling an unofficial and unauthorized tally... search the Blankies reddit.)
In August 2020, physical comedy points coins were available for purchase in the Blank Check online shop. The physical coin represents five comedy points, and One side of the coin features an image of #TheTwoFriends and the reverse has the number 5. The description of the coin suggests possible uses beyond just comedy, like a John Wick-style exchange. The design is by Joe Bowen.
Comedy Points have been awarded many, many times through the life of the podcast and those instances are too numerous to list. However, the Comedy Point system has also featured several ad-hoc variants as the situation dictates. Currently the following other types of "points" are thought to have been given out by either David or Griffin at different times on-mic in the history of the show.
- Honesty Points - #046 Lady in the Water
- History Points - ?
- Profundity Points - #071 We Bought A Zoo, #169 Incredibles 2
- Insight Points - #072 Aloha
- The Rules of Comedy Points - #073 Roadies, at 33:00
- American Beauty Points - #077 Aliens (or maybe it was really just regular comedy points for any American Beauty reference?)
- Truth Points - #079 Terminator 2: Judgement Day
- Topical Points - #092 Split, at 1:28:00
- Entrepreneur Points - #099 Catch Me If You Can
- Story Points - #118 The Prestige, #143 RoboCop
- School Points - #120 Inception
- Self-Comedy Points - #123 Interstellar
- Yelling Off-Mic Points - #134 The Hurt Locker
- Gungan Points - #137 Justice League
- Hero Points - #143 RoboCop
- Little Shit Points - #143 RoboCop
- Rhyme Points - #143 RoboCop
- Home Alone points - #160 Spanglish
- Heartwarming Points - #169 Incredibles 2
- Burp Points - #169 Incredibles 2
- Good Reference Points - #176 Ride with the Devil
Many thanks to redditor u/ooojos for compiling the bulk of this listing.