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Comedy Reviews - CD - Lee & Jon - Fun

Fun

Lee & Jon Fun
Lee Curtis, Jon Berahya
Comedy MP 3 and Vinyl
Verado Recordings 2014
30 minutes
www.veradorecordings.com

Lee & Jon Fun makes me want to pee.  I am not partial to the shoot-the-shit improvisation school of comedy Lee Curtis and John Beraya practice on this cassette / vinyl / MP3 album. That said, I rather enjoyed this one. It avoids all the pitfalls of the genre like sophomoric humor, inside jokes only the people on the recording understand, pointless repetition, and so on and so on.

The album features two recording sessions, one in 2004 and one in 2007. Both seem to have taken place dockside to you hear the waves lapping the dock and various sounds of nature in the background. (either that or it is a studio recording and recording engineer Clark Hoffman is a mixing genius). I tend to go for the former because though almost perfect, there are maybe one or two moments where one character is a bit too far away from the mic to be heard clearly.

As for humor, there is a little bit of everything: observations about wide-load convoys, spontaneous explosions, explaining kitchen implements, and, my favorite, what it would be like if you needed to be a certain age before you could buy rice, peanut butter, or even ice.

I would be very curious to hear what Lee & Jon can do live on stage in front of an audience. Or am I missing the point?




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