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Comedy Reviews - CD - Don Tjernagel - Donzilla

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Donzilla
Don TjernagelIndependent Release Comedy CD
2002
Mature Content
www.dontjernagel.com

This comedy CD is as close as you can get to a comedy club experience without leaving your living room. Don Tjernagel (the Tj is pronounced like Ch) is politically incorrect, occasionally bombastic, frequently offensive, foul mouthed, reverent and irreverent all in the space of one independent release stand-up comedy CD .

At his funniest talking about sex, blowjobs, dick curves and expressing out loud the things we never say even to our best friends Don Tjernagel will have your sides hurting for parts of this CD, but only parts. What makes the CD interesting is that it really feels like Tjernagel comes out with no preset approach to his audience. He constantly riffs with the audience which is part of the lure as well as a weakness on this stand-up comedy CD. This isn't a canned studio production or a Just For Laughs comedy fest 160$ a seat gala made for television comedy set. This is raw live comedy which means ups and downs, off the cuff remarks, occasional uneven sound, weird tangents where the listener knows everyone in the club is seeing something they are not seeing. It is the club experience on CD.

This is not for the comedic faint of heart. Tjernagel insults everyone he comes in contact with, French, German, Korean, Japanese, Canadians, Iowans - it doesn't matter where you are from you will be offended even as you laugh. Shades of Denis Leary like rage monologues creep into the sets and fall flatter than piss on a plate in front of the live audience. Tjernagel is to be congratulated for leaving them on Donzilla - they are smart and insightful commentaries which probably were aiming just a little high for the venue.

It is hard to recommend this CD because you have to be a particular kind of listener to enjoy it. If you are offended by stereotypes, dick jokes or rage then give it a pass - but if you have a sense of humor that allows you to check your tender sensibilities at the door this is definitely worth a listen.

Other Don Tjernagel Reviews

American Infidel: "I would live to get really bad reviews, if any at all." Writes Don Tjernagel in his book American Infidel. We are willing to meet him half way: not a really bad review, but a review and, overall, a good one. American Infidel came along with a 3 comedy cd package of Don Tjernagel?s independently released comedy. We didn?t ask for the book but hey, we get it, we review it: that?s the policy.

Forbidden Comedy Of Don: stand-up comedy for adults

All American Jester (Harmless As A Prayer In School): this guy not only pushes the envelope, he shreds it.

Prick Vol. 1: Tjernagel is a very intelligent, erudite, socially aware comedian who can make you uncomfortable and laugh at the same time.

Prick 2: Solid stand-up comedy CD not for the easily offended

Don Tjernagel - Comic of the Week 01: Our first comic of the week for 2007

Prick 3: S'okay

Virginia Tech: A greatest hits comedy CD from the master of blue.

Smut: You can't get funnier and dirtier than this.

After Hours: The best adult audience comic ever.

X-Rated: The world's best and smartest dirty comic.

Catharsis: Offensive butt funny

Filthy: Comic burns Qu ran on stage and lesser material.

The Worst of Donzilla: If Tjernagel does not offend you, you are brain dead.

Comedy Monster: does to good taste what Godzilla did to Tokyo



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