Back in the day, rimshots were perhaps an honorable thing to play to punctuate a comedian’s punchline, but now it’s about shame. When your friend says “Ba dum tss!” after your joke, that means you should be ashamed of yourself.
Comedy writer Evan Krumholz takes “Ba dum tss!” to the next level. ... No, a level even beyond that one. ... And that one, too. This level has blood. 🥁