It is with great sadness that I have learned it was not the duck’s turn and instead comic Ron Shock has died today. I first heard Ron Shock on CJAD radio’s late night comedy show more than twenty-five years ago. He was on a show hosted by Dock Cavett and performed the Van Seats routine.
Shock has always been to me what a comic should be: someone not only able to tell a story and to do it so well you can actually see it while it is being told.
It is Ron and his Van Seats routine (as well as a long-time battle with insomnia that got me listening to late night talk radio) that really got me interested in and so passionate about stand-up. 900 Foot Jesus and other routines just confirmed how great a comic Shock was.
I ask all comedy fans to check out Ron’s site and his CDs. There is not better way to pay homage to a comic than to laugh with him.
In memoriam: get stoned, fuck a stranger, eat a Twinkie: You’re gonna die anyway.
Other Ron Shock Reviews
American Storyteller: American Storyteller is Ron Shock at his best, again
Oral Roberts, 900 ft Jesus & Other Tall Tales: This is one hell of a very funny comedy CD
You're Gonna Die Anyway: Great comedy CD by a very funny stand-up comic.
Dog Stories: a definite must for any fan of funny stories and stand-up comedy
Bootleg 1: If you are willing to overlook the production values, although the sound quality is just fine, Bootleg l by Ron Shock is a solid comedy DVD.
Bootleg II: adds to the pleasure of those already familiar with his comedy CDs
Deep In The Heart Of Texas: Another great comedy CD by a master.
Comic of the Week 2: Ron Shock is my all-time favorite stand-up comic
Live at 65: Includes some classics and two new bits. One about safecracking, another about escaping jail.
Ron Shock Audio Reviews