MInd of the Quiet Dude
Although very enjoyable, Mind of the Quiet Dude would be best enjoyed as a video. The two biggest and longest laughs in comic Jay Phillips' performance come from jokes that obviously have some physical or visual support. Since that is not possible, the MP3 album version has to do.Phillips is ...... [Read More]
Viral Inflection
Not being a big fan of skit and music comedy, I approached Viral Inflections by Chris Killian with some reservation. I should not have. Killian is both a talented musician and comic, making Viral Inflections a very entertaining comedy mp3 album.The basic structure of Viral Inflection is song followe... [Read More]
Americans have Def Comedy, Canada has deaf comedy thanks to DJ Demers. On this EP, the comic introduces his kind of biographical material. This eleven minute calling card performance only makes you want Demers to release something more complete as soon as possible.Demers was born deaf and this is at... [Read More]
All Over the Map
Jeff Dunham All Over the Map follows the famed ventriloquist on a world tour. Each segment of the show usually has a bit of local colour, a bit of the act, and an ask Achmed a question closer. It makes for a very entertaining if formulaic show. Viewers have the ... [Read More]
Hot in Cleveland Season 5
Season 5 of Hot In Cleveland will best be remembered for the live and the animated episodes. The season itself is still pretty solid though there are a couple more weak episodes than in the past. The story ideas are getting a bit thin. One episode even has Rob Schneider, ... [Read More]
I Am Who I Pretend To Be
I did not expect much from a Gallagher whose claim to fame is smashing watermelons. Listening to his new comedy CD I Am Who I Pretend To Be, I could not but wonder why he had been wasting his talent all this time. The album shows Gallagher is a smart ... [Read More]
Reno 911! The Complete Series
Reno911!   is Cops meets Police Academy way back when it was funny. This pseudo-reality show follows the officers of the dysfunctional Reno Sheriff's Department. The show lasted 6 seasons or 88 episodes on 14 DVD. 32 of the episodes have a commentary track. The show does get tired around s... [Read More]
Food, Medicine, and a Surprising Amount of Math
Fraser Young has a rapid delivery and a bit of an odd speaking voice. This does not get in the way of enjoying Food, Medecine, and a Surprising Amount of Math. Young covers a lot of ground during this solid set and a lot of that ground has pretty much ... [Read More]
Pretty Fly
Pretty Fly is a pretty fly comedy album from a white British guy. At a time when everybody is releasing a comedy album, we get one a day or so, Chris Turner's stand up stands out. This godawful play on words is my tip of the hat to some of ... [Read More]
Comedy Monster
Donzilla does to good taste what Godzilla did to Tokyo but more thoroughly. Don Tjernagel's idea of comedy is “a Voltaire reference in a butt fuck joke” or the American Gothic couple at a swinger's party. This is not stand-up for the weak of heart. As a matter of fact, ... [Read More]