Shaun Majumder, Every Word Is True is an odd mix of documentary, biography, and stand-up comedy. It opens with a segment about Majumder raising funds for an eco-friendly hotel in his hometown of Burlington, Newfoundland. His hope is the hotel will attract tourists which will help the local economy and create local entrepreneurs. Every Word Is True being very a very different program, it is difficult to say how good it really is but it is very good. This HBO comedy show airs Monday April 30th at 7:30 pm.
Comedy fans might find there is not enough stand-up but that is not what this show is supposed to be. At the same time, there are quite a few clips of Shaun Majumder on stage, including one particularly excellent bit on “paki”. There is also some very interesting moments where the comic or the comic and his warm-up act talk about what comedy is.
The show also includes some biographical bits about growing up dirt poor and the early days in comedy. These often include family pictures. There is also archival footage of Majumder performing at Yuk Yuks, the Rivoli, and other clubs.
Majumder also likes to make his audience think so there are of course a few more thought provoking moments in this show.
I found it odd that what I thought to be the premise of the show, the eco-friendly hotel quickly vanished.
Shaun Majumder Every Word Is True airs Monday April 30th at 7:30. It will also air May 4th at 4:45 pm and 11:30 pm, May 9th at 3:50 pm, and May 10th at 3:05 am. You owe it to yourself to watch it at least once.
Hey, Shaun, can us fans get a CD or DVD already??