In God We Rust is a very good comedy CD but only a pretty good Lewis Black CD. I expect a bit more from Black than cell phone and airport security jokes and a third of this Comedy Central Records release is just that. Don't get me wrong, the material is good but I expect better from Black. At the same time the last two routines here are worth the price of the album itself.
The rest of this album is more up to the standards Lewis Black has set with releases like Anticipation. It opens with the usual self-deprecating bit addressed to the people in the audience. There are also good rants on Valentine's Day and its timing, the quality of the political discourse in the US, Jersey Shore, to name a few.
The highlight of In God We Rust is Farmville. Once you look at it like Lewis Black does, this app makes even less sense.
Finally, Black takes on the Tea Party and his take is even funnier and more vicious than his usual high quality political material. The Tea Party has “convinced people to leave their doublewides and say 'Don't tax the rich'”, it gets funnier from there.
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Lewis Black: Lewis Black, who many people associate only with Comedy Central but is one funny comic who has had to pay his dues to get to where he is, was born August 30th 1948.
Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues: Taped June 18, 2004 at the, you guessed it Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center, this is yet another solid Lewis Black comedy CD. It contains the same kind of dark, edgy, adult oriented humor featured on previous CDs like Rules Of Enragement, The End of the Universe, and the eponymous The White Album.
Stark Raving Black CD Version: Decent and a bit generic Lewis Black CD.
Rules Of Enragement: A great stand-up comedy CD. Black at the top of his game.
Unleashed: three excellent performances aired on Comedy Central.
Nothing's Sacred: it is actually possible to hear Lewis Black rant on these pages
Nothing's Sacred Audio Book: Some wizard decided to cut this audiobook into tracks that have nothing to do with the book itself.
Lewis Black The Carnegie Hall Performances: an almost excellent 2 CD set of stand-up comedy by Lewis Black
Anticipation: The best Lewis Black CD so far and a classic already
The Prophet: recorded in 1990 and maybe funny 21 years ago
In God We Rust - Brett Watson review: left me feeling refreshed and ready for another, juicier comedy special.
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