Reviews

Andres Du Bouchet: “Naked Trampoline Hamlet” (Review)

Andres Du Bouchet: “Naked Trampoline Hamlet” (Review)

By | October 31, 2011 at 12:10 pm | 2 comments

Comedian Andrés Du Bouchet's Naked Trampoline Hamlet is one of the most innovative comedy albums of the last few years. Conan staff writer Du Bouchet has gotten to where he is in the comedy world through his mastery in absurdist humor, which fleshes itself out beautifully on...

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Hal Sparks: “Escape From Halcatraz” (Review)

Hal Sparks: “Escape From Halcatraz” (Review)

By | October 25, 2011 at 11:18 pm | One comment

Hal Sparks is easy to like. He's an animated, good looking dude who's clearly committed to making a room full of comedy goers laugh their asses off. He also appeals to a desirable age group-- the folks that appreciate references to the Luck Dragon from The Never-ending Story, or...

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Mike Stanley: “Tough Luck Chump” (Review)

Mike Stanley: “Tough Luck Chump” (Review)

By | October 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm | One comment

When Mike Stanley made a fat joke in Ohio, a woman stood up and scolded him. Stanley responded, “Lighten up.” His debut album Tough Luck Chump is littered with jokes like these: occasionally mean and cruel, and definitely downright raunchy. So if adult humor like this is...

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Julie Klausner welcomes Paul F. Tompkins, Fred Armisen, cats and more to live podcast taping

Julie Klausner welcomes Paul F. Tompkins, Fred Armisen, cats and more to live podcast taping

By | October 21, 2011 at 3:54 pm | One comment

If you showed up at the Bell House in Brooklyn last night for the live taping of writer and comedienne Julie Klausner’s How Was Your Week? podcast expecting Teddy Leo, cat photos, the JCPenney Facebook page, drunk Maya Angelou, the most hated man on Billy Eichner’s iPod...

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Daryl Wright: “Wildly Inappropriate” (Review)

Daryl Wright: “Wildly Inappropriate” (Review)

By | October 21, 2011 at 12:57 pm | No comments

An album titled Wildly Inappropriate arouses some expectations. Mostly, it prepares the listener for nonstop offensive humor or an otherwise edgy act that will draw out laughs from highly uncomfortable topics. Daryl Wright's debut album, however funny, may be ever-so-slightly...

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Rory Scovel: “Dilation” (Review)

Rory Scovel: “Dilation” (Review)

By | October 11, 2011 at 2:45 pm | One comment

How to describe Rory Scovel: think Bert Kreischer meets Anthony Jeselnik. That is, picture a storyteller, philosopher, and absurdist, whom you can’t quite decide whether he's a nice guy or a huge asshole. Either way, he’s pretty damn funny. And if that description sounds...

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Baron Vaughn: “Raised By Cable” (Review)

Baron Vaughn: “Raised By Cable” (Review)

By | October 10, 2011 at 10:13 am | 9 comments

Baron Vaughn’s debut album Raised By Cable is an hour-long set of highs and lows that will most likely polarize audiences. It’s not that you’ll either love it or hate it; it’s more that you’ll either find it highly interesting, or highly forgettable. The Las Vegas...

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“50/50″ stays true to its buzz; is equally funny and stark

“50/50″ stays true to its buzz; is equally funny and stark

By | October 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm | No comments

It seems in a world of trailers designed to trick people into watching a different film than the one that was actually made, a movie delivering on what it promised would seem out of the question. 50/50 bucks that trend and fulfilled on what every TV spot, late night TV...

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Joe DeRosa: “Return of the Son of Depression Auction” (Review)

Joe DeRosa: “Return of the Son of Depression Auction” (Review)

By | September 2, 2011 at 2:08 pm | 7 comments

Last year saw the release of several brilliant comedy albums, one of which was undoubtedly Joe DeRosa’s dark gem The Depression Auction. The album is filled with DeRosa’s characteristic angst and frustration. More important, though, The Depression Auction is, in a word,...

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