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Ginger Kid

Steve Hofstetter 2015 release Ginger Kid is solid, solid stuff. True, I have a preference for long form stand-up and this MP3 album or video features two such routines. The first is on the TSA and the second is on being red-headed aka a ginger.The TSA is not the most original topic for comedy. Hofstetter hits some of the usual nails for that topic but he is, most of the time, original, such as when it was decided snow globes ... More

I Love Pussy

Though there are a couple of excellent and very funny bits on Eddie Ifft's I Love Pussy, the rest of this comedy album features the kind of material only an opening act would get away with. Unless you are a fan, this one is a pass.The two strong  routines here are the one on the female conspiracy to take over the world “Misogynistic” and the one on how Moses came up with the ten commandments. True, I have heard other ... More

I Am Chris Farley - The Movie Network Sept 7 at 9 pm

I Am Chris Farley is a very good biomentary about the late Saturday Night Live star. It features interviews with a who's who of SNL including Mike Myers, Dan Aykroyd, David Spade, and Lorne Michaels to name a few. It also has interviews with various members of the Farley clan. It is perhaps more interesting if you are a Chris Farley fan but even if not, it is a well made documentary. I Am Chris Farley premieres on The Movie ... More

The Jeff Foxworthy Show - Complete Series

The Jeff Foxworthy Show DVD set should be labeled as The Jeff Foxworthy Shows as season 1 and season 2 feature two totally different shows with different casts. This situation comedy was uneven no matter how hard the star tried to make it work but there were quite a few very good shows. If you are a fan of Blue Collar Comedy and such, this 4 disc 41 episodes DVD set makes for entertaining, family friendly watchingSeason one, which aired ... More

Back to the Drawing Board

Lisa Lampanelli's 2015 release Back to the Drawing Board is decent. The show features the usual insult comedy towards various ethnic members of the audience and some  self-deprecating biographical material. This is also the case for every one of Lampanelli's previous releases and there's the rub. Comics develop a persona and pretty much stick to it, that I understand. However, there is supposed to be some kind of evolution over the years so though the style may be the same, ... More

Top 5 Simpsons Episodes

The Simpsons is one of the all-time most beloved shows, captivating millions for 25 years, and with 26 series’ and 565 episodes under its belt, it is better than ever. Everybody has their favourite classic Simpsons episodes, but which have we picked as the top 5? Check out our choices below.Who Shot Mr Burns? - 1995Technically this classic was a two-parter, marking the last episode of series 6 and the first of series7, but it has to rank as one ... More

Home Of The Good Laughs

You cannot get a better bang for your comedy dollar that Stand Up! Records' Home of the Good Laugh MP3 album. The album features 12 stand-up comics and there is not a bad adult oriented set in the bunch. The comics featured here are, in order, Grant Lyon, Grayson Morris, Andy Huggins, Tracey Ashley, Jacob Williams, Karen Morgan, Mike Speirs, Mitch Burrow, Robby Slowik, Jenny Zigrino, Mark Pittsa, and Brian Kiley. Ashley Already has an album out on Stand Up! ... More

The Tall Blonde Man With One Black Shoe

Pierre Richard is one of the great French physical comedians. The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe is his most celebrated film. Le Jouet / The Toy is a close second. Film Movement had the brilliant idea to perfectly restore and re-release this classic comedy on Blu-ray. If you like physical comedy, slapstick, and the absurd and want to see something really really funny, this is the movie for you. It comes in French with English subtitles.The head of ... More

Oh and You Were Good Too

Ryan Maglunob is a young comic with a solid first indie CD titled Oh … and You Were Good Too. Like most first comedy releases, the material covers a wide range of topics and is basically biographical. As a comic, Maglunob needs to have lived a few more years and have truly original experiences to stand out from the crowd but overall he gets good material out of what he knows.There are moments where Maglunob is different from most. ... More

My Big Break

Shane Mauss' My Big Break is worth every penny of your comedy dollar. There's not a bad moment and those who enjoy smart comedy that makes you think a bit will appreciate it even more. My Big Break opens with the story of Mauss breaking both his heels doing “dumb white people shit”. It makes for a fun story and a nice set up for the more thoughtful material that follows.Track three is about a theory called the negativity bias ... More

Pretty From the Back

I really enjoyed Pretty From The Back by Phil Johnson and the Roadside Attraction. Johnson, who looks like he unsuccessfully escaped from an eighties hair band cover group is a very funny guy who can tell a story and has quite a few original observations to share. This is a small-budget indie production and it shows,especially with lighting that sometimes washes out the comic's face, but it is not anything that gets in the way of enjoying a solid set ... More

It Was OK, Stand Up! Records

I was not surprised when Stand Up! Records picked up David Heti's indie release It Was Ok. The label, a personal fave, has a long history of very unique comics like Dylan Brody or Marc Maron. It also has an excellent ear for new talent as its signing of Jamie Kilstein or David Huntsberger shows. David Heti is both unique and new.If the Dark Side has a comedy club, David Heti is the headliner. The Holocaust, slavery, pedophilia, or how ... More