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Comedy Reviews - CD - Garrison Keillor - My Little Town - Stories From Lake Wobegon

My Little Town - Stories From Lake Wobegon

My Little Town
Stories From Lake Wobegon
Garrison Keillor
3 CD set
HighBridge Audio 2011

The centerpiece of |My Little Town, a Garrison Keillor News From Lake Wobegon CD collection is CD 3 where a montage of various News segments on A Prairie Home Companion tell the story of how Pastor Inqvist and his family left Lake Wobegon and were replaced by the younger and more liberal Pastor Liz.

The other two CD in this collection contain 11 News From Lake Wobegon stories performed between 2007 and 2010 –to the best of my knowledge.  Some are quite good, one is just a long fart joke.

The first CD in this Garrison Keillor collection features Tundra Swans, a story about a swan who decides to hang around Lake Wobegon for a while. Crazy Love is an 8-minute segment about a road worker who used to be Marilyn's beau. Arabian Nights features a local who gets cabin fever and flies to L.A. Other stories include a fishing tale, a segment about chickadee stew, and the story of a woman whose late husband is haunting her.  Lake Wobegon fans will recognize that last story as having been told as part of another yarn.

Garrison Keillor My Little Town CD 2 includes Lenore the Libertarian, the story of a math teacher new to Lake Wobegon whose values are a bit different from those of most Wobegonians. It is unfortunate she does not show up again. Also very good is The Trip to San Jose, the wrong San Jose, taken by Darryl and Marilyn Tollerud. The other tracks are the long fart joke “Bad Pizza” and a couple of rambling stories involving one of Darlene's potential beaus and the story of bowling ball hail.

If you are a fan of the early years of A Prairie Home Companion stories you are going to be a bit disappointed with this one. Those who have stayed the course will enjoy this 3 CD set but acknowledge some tales are banal.

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,

Comedy Theater: For those who remember a kinder, gentler Prairie Home Companion

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.



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