Dane Cook - Isolated Incident CD review | The Serious Comedy Site
Dane Cook is a comic many others like to call superficial and facile. You have to admit the shtick works, he makes a lot of money, and he is funny. This last point is quite obvious on Isolated Incident. What may surprise about this comedy CD is how dark, serious, and smart the material is. You have to give Cook high marks for actually tackling the one joke about Obama nobody dares go for: assassination attempts. His take on language, Vernacular, is something "serious" comics would be proud of. [Read More]
Comics Without Borders Hosted by Russell Peters - Season One review | The Serious Comedy Site
Russell Peters introduces season one of Showtime's Comics Without Borders as a chance to give TV time to comics who deserve it. This means the 9 episodes on this 2 DVD stand-up comedy set are not only about ethnic comics. Each show has Russell Peters do a short stand-up bit and then two comics perform a nine to ten-minute set. If you like being introduced to eighteen stand-up comics you did not know Comics Without Borders is a very good deal. This is a cable show so expect somewhat adult topics... [Read More]
Maria Bamford - Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome | The Serious Comedy Site review
Maria Bamford has more voices than Mel Blanc and hears even more than an echo. Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome, her third stand-up comedy CD shows she can be quite original and about as eclectic and surreal as Jonathan Winters. If you can follow the bouncing ball, it is not that easy, Bamford can really blow you away. This Comedy Central release also comes with a bonus DVD featuring The Maria Bamford Show as seen on the net. [Read More]
The Jeff Foxworthy Show - The Complete Second Season review | The Serious Comedy Site
The only thing the first season and second season of The Jeff Foxworthy Show have in common is the title, Jeff Foxworthy, and Haley Joel Osment as one of the kids. The show did not even air on the same network, moving from ABC to NBC and from Indianapolis to Podunk, or something like it, Georgia. Season Two of the Jeff Foxworthy Show was a decent situation comedy as the 2 DVD 23 episodes show. [Read More]
Steve Sabo: A Mouthful of Sea-Monkeys - review
It's not milk. That is the kind of comedy Steve Sabo does. What is not on the cover is how smart this adult audience comedy sometimes is. If it was not for the fact the sound really should have been normalized (Sabo is a rather loud comic whose voice level fluctuates quite a bit so you find yourself adjusting the volume frequently) A Mouthful of Sea-Monkeys would be a solid stand-up comedy CD. As is, it is pretty good. [Read More]
The Best of the Fest Canadian Comedy Awards and Festival 2008
You have to watch this show if only for the opening number where Shaun Majumder performs Regina: The Musical. The rest of Best of the Fest Ninth Annual Canadian Comedy Awards and Festival is decent enough. You can catch this stand-up comedy show March 28th 2009 at 10 P.M. on The Comedy Network. Do not adjust the contrast on your 46" True HD (grunt grunt) set: the show is a little too dark. [Read More]