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Daddy Issues

Daddy Issues by Matt Gubser is a keeper and the kind of MP3 comedy album you keep on top of your rotation. Gubser is smart, perceptive, and has a dark side. All things I like in a comic.The album opens with material about his being a single dad though he claims to not be a very good one. There are quite a few very good moments in this section but the explanation he gives his daughter of the greater sociological ... More

Large and In Charge

Within the following limitations, George Wallace Large and In Charge is an entertaining comedy MP3 album. One, it is the soundtrack to a video oriented performance so there is a moment at the beginning and at the end where the listener is left wondering a bit. Two, this is a reissue of an album first released in 2004 so a number of references are dated.The best moments on this album are what Wallace is best known for: observations on things ... More

One-Headed Beast

David Huntsberger One-Headed Beast is groundbreaking. At first I hesitated to use the word. It is an important comment and who am I to apply it? I think thirty years of listening and watching stand-up comedy give me some credence. An all animation stand-up show is, I think, a game changer.Somebody has finally figured out a stand-up performance can be much more than some comic speaking standing up. That guy is Huntsberger. The DVD for One-Headed Beast features two tracks, ... More

Cornucopias Are Actually Horrible Containers

The debut album from comic Sheng Wang interestingly titled "Cornucopias Are Actually Horrible Containers" has been released from All Things Records.  All Things Records is the recording branch of All Things Comedy, which is a unique company in that it is owned and operated by the comics themselves.  Much like Louis CK's approach to distribution, the All Things Comedy website highlights that this business model "gives comics not only the opportunity to create the content they think is funny but ... More

The Family Secret starring Baby Peggy (1924)

Restoring movies from the silent film era is one thing. Writing music for these restored films is a whole other thing. This is what Ben Model does. I am a fan of his work and his latest work just proves this guy must be the reincarnation of some twenties' theatre organist. The Family Secret, the third Undercrank Productions release, features child star Baby Peggy (Diana Sera Cary) in the title feature as well as in two shorts: Circus Clowns and ... More

South Park - The Complete Eighteenth Season

If you do not know what South Park is, welcome to planet Earth and please stop giving us free colonoscopies.Season 18 of South Park features quite a few episodes that will remain fan favorites for a long time.The best of these is Go Fund Yourself where the show takes on the Washington Redskins brand. This is satire at its very best.The season is quite topical. The town goes gluten free, Cartman decides he is transginger so he can get his ... More

Alive From Martha s Vineyard

The money from Charlie Nadler Alive From Martha's Vineyard is going to a charity called Alex's Place. That's nice but whatever. What is reason enough is Nadler gives a solid and very entertaining half-hour performance. The donation seems to be a voluntary amount, I suggest the 9.99 you would pay for an mp3 album on Amazon.Nadler is a biographical comic with some observational tones. It is to his disadvantage on this album that the ... More

Top 5 Simpsons Episodes

The Simpsons is one of the all-time most beloved shows, captivating millions for 25 years, and with 26 series’ and 565 episodes under its belt, it is better than ever. Everybody has their favourite classic Simpsons episodes, but which have we picked as the top 5? Check out our choices below.Who Shot Mr Burns? - 1995Technically this classic was a two-parter, marking the last episode of series 6 and the first of series7, but ... More


Nonsense is an odd and very entertaining comedy album. Andrew Mayer's style is more essayist and raconteur than standard stand-up comic and it works for him. It also works for the audience as his laidback, sometimes hesitant style works with his material. Nonsense is a good comedy album that makes me look forward to what's next from MayerThe album opens with, of all things, bits about bears. Now, that is unusual. I wish Mayer had done a bit more about ... More

Pig Woman

Few comedy albums make me wish I had been there for the recording. I really, really wish I had attended the taping of Mary Mack Pig Woman. This album is an absolute hoot. There is something really goofy and endearing about this comic that makes her material that much funnier. If you liked the characters in Fargo, you are going to like Mary Mack.Mack does biographical and some observational material.  She almost immediately gets audience members involved in the show ... More

I Love You, Now Shut Up

I Love You, Now Shut Up is 99% relationship material. Normally this would put off quite a few comedy fans who, like me, are rather tired of the genre. Tommy Blaze's set is simply brilliant. I have listened to this comedy album a few times for the review and am yet to be tired of it.The highlight here is the 22-minute Men's Movies and Chick Flicks. The entire track is excellent but the James Bond part of it is one ... More

Benders - Thursdays 10:00 IFC - Premieres Oct 1st 2015

Benders is a new IFC sitcom which airs Thurdays at 10 on IFC. This comedy is about four guys who play in a division 8 amateur hockey league. This show is original and fun to watch so I am hoping IFC will extend it past its first 8 episode order.The four main characters in Benders are your basic blue collar joes. The main character, according to the preview episodes I was given access to, is Paul (Chris Destefano) who is ... More