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Tetherball

With such renowned thespians as Ron Jeremy (Terms of Endowment, 21 Hump Street) and Dustin Diamond (the original Chia head model and Screech in Saved by the Bell) and leads that do not have their picture on IMDB, you know Tetherball has to be something just too weird not to watch. I've seen a few no-budget comedies and this is one of the better ones. Of course, it  has lots of gratuitous nudity.A morbidly obese loser, his just as obese ... More

Inside Amy Schumer Seasons 1 and 2

There is no way you can't enyoy Inside Amy Schumer Seasons 1 and 2. This Comedy Central show features many different segments, a definite taste for the raunchy, a great and very talented star, and some excellent and original writing. I am not a big fan of skit comedy but most of it here does not overstay its welcome nor follow a predictable pattern. The Season 1 and 2 Inside Amy Schumer DVD set features 20 episodes on 3 discs. ... More

When You Gonna Be A Dentist?

There is not a single weak moment on Alex Wood's When You Gonna Be A Dentist? the comic's self-release MP3 album. The young comic, he is in his late twenties, really knows what he is doing on stage and leaves you wanting more, soon. Biographical material is only as interesting as the comic and his take on it. Wood brings a twist too all of his personal pieces. From pointing out that he may be living with three roommates but ... More

Sight Gags

When a comic titles his CD Sight Gags, he is telling the audience he has an off-beat sense of humor. That is very much the case for David Pryde. What it does not reveal is Pryde covers a wide range of humor from the slightly risque bit on fellatio or solid observational and biographical comedy to some really horrible puns. With some fifty or so short bits, this is a CD anybody who likes comedy will really enjoy.There is a ... More

Chinese Affection

I want to start a Kickstarter campaign for the many brilliant practical joke scenaria Dan Cummins presents on Chinese Affection. This is comedy off the overly beaten path and the kind of material those of us who are addicted to stand-up appreciate partly because it is different but mostly because it is really funny too. On this MP3 comedy album Cummins talks about silly Guiness Book records, why you should be allowed to laugh at others under certain circumstances, but ... More

This Is Cool, Right?

This Is Cool, Right?,   is one hell of a funny comedy album.  Brooks Wheelan is a different and voice in the current glut of stand-up. This mostly biographical comic definitely has a different story to tell and his style is all his own. To wit, the bit about his dad smashing a possum with a sledgehammer as seen through his seven year old eyes. Wheelan's story is one of not quite fitting in and getting into rather awkward situations as ... More

I m Not Who You Think You Are

My first question looking at David's Zasloff music comedy CD was “How can you do comedy if you play trumpet?”  Zasloff doesn't play trumpet here but he does pretty good comedy. I'm Not Who You Think You Are is the oddest and most varied musical comedy album I have heard in a while. If you appreciate the genre, you'll like it but be prepared for something different.Zasloff speaks over various musical tracks. He talks about marriage over the Bridal Chorus ... More

Fun

Lee & Jon Fun makes me want to pee.  I am not partial to the shoot-the-shit improvisation school of comedy Lee Curtis and John Beraya practice on this cassette / vinyl / MP3 album. That said, I rather enjoyed this one. It avoids all the pitfalls of the genre like sophomoric humor, inside jokes only the people on the recording understand, pointless repetition, and so on and so on.The album features two recording sessions, one in 2004 and one in ... More

Fervent, Uncouth, Callous, & Kinky

I Helped fund Steve Sabo Fervent, Uncouth, Callous, & Kinky on Kickstarter and all I got was a lousy t-shirt (that I can't wear to work), a credit in the liner, and a damn good CD, all that for 50 dollars. If, like myself, you enjoy comics with adult audience material, you are going to really like Sabo.Sabo is a biographical and observational comic. Informational bits include the difference between the shots girls and guys buy, how to pre-select a ... More

I Liked His Old Stuff Better

On January 27, 2015, Comedy Central Records will release Kyle Kinane’s third stand-up comedy MP3 album, “I Liked His Old Stuff Better.”  As of the writing of this review, it does not appear that Comedy Central is releasing this album in physical CD format.The first thing I noticed about this album is the track listing.  Rather than giving each track a name that correlates to the bit, the track listing mirrors the 1988 release of NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton” album.  ... More

Welcome to Elbow and Concierge

One thing both Concierge (2013) and Welcome to Elbow (2014) clearly show is that Flip Schultz is very good at riffing with the crowd. These segments are the highlight of both comedy MP3 albums.  The rest of the material is also very strong but it is the interactions with the audience and how far Schultz pushes the encounter that make both albums memorable.Schultz is a biographical and observational comic who tells stories about his relationship and comments on shows like ... More

No Man s Land

Glenn Wool No Man's Land has been on heavy rotation on my Ipod for the last five or six weeks and I still find it brilliant. True, I do have an affinity for comics with a bite and a dark side but there is much more to Wool than that.  He is also very smart and original and definitely knows how to build and build up a set. This comedy album is, to sort of quote the comic “stronger than ... More