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Comedy Reviews - CD - Garrison Keillor - Comedy Theater

Comedy Theater

HighBridge Audio 1997
3 CDs

Fans of Garrison Keillor's News From Lake Wobegonm segment on Prairie Home Companion will be disappointed with Garrison Keillor's Comedy Theater as there is not a single real news story in this collection. Those who enjoy the annual funny joke show, the funny commercials, and the funny skits will probably enjoy this 3 Garrison Keillor CD set tremendously. Part of the fun in listening to Prairie Home Companion on NPR is the fake commercials Garrison Keillor and his cast of supporting actors indulge in from time to time. Other enjoyable segments are Guy Noir, Private Eye, the funny cowboy stories of Lives Of The Cowboys, and the Tom Keith funny sound effect stories. It's all there on Comedy Theater.

This is a 3 CD set with a "bonus" best of the joke show segment. The joke show segment itself is great as you get the usual yo mama joke, light bulb joke, guy walks into a bar joke segments. Garrison Keillor also has some of the funny commercials from such imaginary sponsors of the News From Lake Woebegone ( Wobegon ) as Bertha's Kitty Boutique (only one of those unfortunately), two Beebopareebop Rhubarb Pie skits, a Ketchup Advisory Board skit (which now is kind of getting tired but is fresh on Comedy Theater), and a whole variety of funny skits like This Man, This Woman, Taking a Chance on Love, Greenwich Village Days, a very good Funny Celebrities segment for New Year's Eve, Fred Farrell's Animal Calls, and other funny bits too.

Although there is no News From Lake Woebegone ( Wobegon ) segment on Comedy Theater, the great advantage of buying this instead of listening to the latest weekly show with Garrison Keillor is there are no politics on this cd aside from one semi-funny sketch about Newt and Keillor doesn't get bitchy about the state of affairs in his country. You basically get the best of Prairie Home Companion, funny skits like How I Met George Gershwin, Little House in the Desert, Lutherans On-Line, and so on.

For those who remember a kinder, gentler Prairie Home Companion, let Garrison Keillor's Comedy Theater serve as a time capsule to those golden days of radio.

Other Garrison Keillor Reviews

The Christmas Companion With Garrison Keillor: 2 comedy CD set great stocking stuffer

The Adventures Of Guy Noir: Fans of Prairie Home Companion will certainly enjoy this two sketch comedy CD set

Local Man Moves To The City: different from what you are used to on the Prairie Home Companion show.

A Prairie Home Companion It's Only A Show: Prairie Home Companion compilation from HighBridge Audio,

Gospel Birds: This Garrison Keillor CD is definitely better than what we have heard in the last couple of years or so as News From Lake Wobegone

Guy Noir Radio Private Eye: Radio Private Eye is only one of two Garrison Keillor CD collections of Guy Noir stories

More News From Lake Wobegon: the stories from More News From Lake Wobegon are funny

Dusty And Lefty The Lives Of The Cowboys: 6 complete stories on this 10-track cowboy comedy CD

Songs Of The Cat: Any cat lover must have this very funny Garrison Keillor CD

Mother, Father, Uncle, Aunt: 2 Garrison Keillor CD set from when Wobegon was not political.

WLT A Radio Romance: How often do you get to suggest to a novelist to stick to the news?

A Prairie Home Companion Commercial Radio: great compilation comedy CD of Prairie Home Companion commercials

A Prairie Home Companion 10th Anniversary: A less preachy time in Lake Wobegon history.

A Prairie Home Companion - The Movie: Decent movie version of Garrisson Keillor Lake Wobegone radio show

Never Better Stories From Lake Wobegon: 10 News From Lake Wobegon on 2 CDs. Good stuff all around.

Lake Wobegon Loyalty Days: includes perhaps Garrison Keillor's best track ever: The Young Lutheran's Guide to the Orchestra.

Pontoon A Lake Wobegon Novel - Audio Book - Capsule Review: A bowling ball containing the ashes of a Lake Wobegon resident is scheduled to be dropped in the lake as another is having a wedding ceremony on it.

Pontoon A Lake Wobegon Novel - Audio Book Full Review: Better as an audiobook than as a paperback.

More News From Lake Wobegon - Hope: CD reissue of 1989 More News From Lake Wobegon set. A kindler, gentler time and stories

More News From Lake Wobegon - Faith: 4 News segments: Rotten Apples, O Death, The Wise Men, and A trip to Grand Rapids.

English Majors A comedy collection for the highly literate: Perfect gift for the college graduate and funny too.

A Prairie Home Companion - Duets: A who's who of music and the American songbook.

A Prairie Home Companion 4th Annual Farewell Performance: A 2 CD Prairie Home Companion set with more music and less talk.

A Prairie Home Companion 2nd Annual Farewell Performance: A few skits, lots of music including the Everly Brothers: a solid show

A Prairie Home Companion Final Performance: The first final performance. Good but not the best.

A Prairie Home Companion 3rd Annual Farewell Performance: Good stuff including a 2 part 40-minute News From Lake Wobegon

Tourists: Prairie Home Companion CD of esoteric music like klezmer, balalaika, and zydeco

Liberty - A Lake Wobegon Novel - Audio Book: One of the better Lake Wobegon novels, this Garrison Keillor audio book is darker and features some adult situations.

Lake Wobegon USA - Fertility: Prairie Home Companion CD reissue. Finally

Lake Wobegon USA - Patience: Features Aunt Ellie, Duke's 25th, and You're Not the Only One.

Lake Wobegon USA - Youth: Features Blue Devils, Nostalgia, O Christmas Tree, Pageant, and Messy Shoes

Lake Wobegon USA - Rhubarb: Includes Rhubarb, Yellow Ribbon, Sweet Corn, and The Sun's Gonna Shine Someday

Even More Pretty Good Jokes 2CD set: Best of the last 3 years of the Prairie Home Companion Joke Show

A Christmas Blizzard: A non-Lake Wobegon Christmas yarn is decent enough.

Prairie Home Comedy - Radio Songs & Sketches: Lots and lots of musical comedy plus some short skits.

Church People - The Lutherans of Lake Wobegon: Lots of Lutheran based humor the kids are not going to get.

Motherhood: Not quite as good as expected and very loosely about motherhood

Summer Love: A mostly musical record of the Prairie Home Companion 2010 tour in a country western vein.

My Little Town - Stories From Lake Wobegon: 3 CD set includes the story of the Inqvist s departure.

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