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And I Am Not Lying

And I Am Not Lying is the perfect title for Jeff Simmermon's comedy album. The tales are so tall you really do wonder. The stories Simmermon tells here are also funny, weird, and original. Although it is not quite stand-up comedy, more on that later, this album is a keeper.Simmermon's UCB Theater roots show in how he narrates his material. And I Am Not Lying features few if any stand-up structures as Simmermon relies more on the narrative quality of ... More

Once Is Enough

If like me you are a fan of long-form humorous storytelling you are going to appreciate Once Is Enough by Jeffrey James Binney.  If Binney appeared on Oprah is story would be labelled as inspirational and other sentimental pap. Here, MP3 albums and CDs are judged on the material and the comic's ability to deliver it. James Binney Once Is Enough is half straightforward stand-up and half biographical narrative with humorous moments; the mix is just right, making this a ... More

Drunk History Season 4

Drunk History is a TV show where a drunk neverheardof'em celebrity tells the story of an important historical moment or  person. This reality show is, believe it or not, quite educational and a lot of fun. Fun because the presentation of each historical moment is on the goofy side but also because you can play “spot the real celebrity” since a lot of name actors like Kevin Pollack show up in small roles. Drunk History Season 4 features 6 shows ... More

Cops and Robbersons - Comedy 20 Movie Collection

I forgot how much fun Cops and Robbersons is. This comedy stars Jack Palance as a detective and Chevy Chase as a family man whose house and family is taken over for a stake out. Palance is fresh from his  City Slickers Academy Award; Chase plays a variation of Clark Griswold. Thanks to Milll Creek Entertainment, Cops and Robbersons is now available in the 6 DVD Comedy 20 Movie Collection. A list of the 19 other comedies is included at ... More

The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human - Comedy 20 Movie Collection

The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human is a paint-by-numbers by-the-book romcom created solely for the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy style commentary track by David Hyde Pierce of Frasier fame. Pierce is the voice of an alien anthropologist who hasn't really done his research so gets many of his facts and interpretations wrong and that is why this movie is really funny. The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human is, for me, one of the surprises in Mill Creek ... More

I Am Not The Hero Of This Story

Jackie Kashian is a stand-up comic with PTSD – President Trump Stress Disorder. What makes her anti-trump material far superior to all the other stuff that has come out so far is how clever the attacks are. It alone makes I Am Not The Hero Of This Story worth buying. The rest is also great comedy and this from someone whose ear for comedy has grown quite tired and jaded.The first and last third of I Am Not The Hero ... More

You Let Me Down

Joe DeRosa takes aim at just about every social irritant and hits each one dead center on his new stand-up comedy MP3 album You Let Me Down.  It is hard to disagree with him and his take on illogical or annoying society is makes for a very funny performance. Many comics do this kind of material but DeRosa is smarter than most when it comes to it. This is not the kind of comedy album you put on to relax. ... More

Brain Bank

Lisa Best is one hell of a good comic. It is unfortunate then that the sound quality on her first comedy CD or MP3 album Brain Bank sounds like it was recorded on the cheap with a mic at the back of the room. I am very if not maniacally particular about sound quality and this got in the way of my enjoying how funny and different Best is.Best sets herself up as stand-up's equivalent to the starving artist. Her ... More

45 Jokes About My Dead Dad

If you subscribe to Seeso, a must see is Laurie Kilmartin 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad. This semi documentary stand-up comedy special will make you appreciate how important humor is in helping us cope with difficult moments in life. If you are presently going through some difficult times, the pure honesty of Laurie Kilmartin's jokes and experience will make you feel better for a bit. It is definitely easy to say 45 Jokes About My Dead Dad is life ... More

Solid Gold

Know the audience you are recording your album in front of. Amy Miller is well aware of this rule I just made up and uses it to her full advantage in her first stand up comedy MP3 album Solid Gold. Miller is a very good and interesting comic who knows how to tell a story but it is the way she toys with the Portland, Oregon audience and its many sensitivities that make this album.Miller sets the tone right off ... More

Live & Uncensored

 BSeenMedia, a company with a great ear for comedic talent (such as Patrice O’Neal and Myq Kaplan) is back with a new release from Ben Bailey called “Live & Uncensored,” which is available as a digital download or a DVD.Bailey is a comic that heavily relies on one of my favorite “types” of comedy – the complete deconstruction of language.  He takes everyday words and phrases, and picks them apart in hilarious ways.  The opening track “Thanks for Coming Out” ... More

Debut Second Album

I would pay good money to see Charlie Nadler live. If you pay good money to get his Debut Second Album MP3 at his website you will not only get thirty-some minutes of solid stand-up but the money will go to Alex's Place in Oak Bluffs, MA so you can feel good about donating too. Most important for this reviewer though is you are getting solid comedy for your buck.Nadler is a biographical comic with a talent for some very ... More