Googly, the independent release stand-up comedy CD by stand-up comic David Pryde is really fun stuff.

Recorded in front of a warmish sounding crowd at Yuk Yuk’s in Edmonton, Googly is basically the greatest comedy bits David Pryde has come up with over the past few years. Fans of the short joke and set-up will enjoy this 47 track comedy variety pack.

David Pryde is a pretty clean, very audience friendly stand-up comic and Googly proves it. His material sounds deceptively off the cuff but there are many excellent segues and callbacks inserted here and there that show this is a well-prepared and honed set. A particular favorite on this independent release stand-up comedy CD is the transition from Pryde not speaking French although it does make things sound much sexier to eating at a buffet. His bit on fast cars being a way to compensate for lesser attributes sets up a great callback a few tracks later when the comic admits he walks a lot.

Some of the material on Googly is dated. The Star Trek and Star Wars bits definitely show their age but as this comedy CD wants itself to be a compendium of what Pryde has been up to over the last few years these are bits his fans probably expected to hear on this CD.

Pryde is an observational comic first and foremost (though he does cover the entire spectrum of funny)¬†and is usually pretty laid back and non-aggressive but there are a few tracks on this comedy CD that definitely hint at a darker, meaner side that I would definitely like to see this comic explore a bit more in the future. Then again, this stand-up comic’s approach ain’t broken so why fix it?

Googly is not all clean, family friendly comedy. Of the 47 tracks on this CD about a quarter have some fairly mild “explicit content” though not the kind of material that will offend anyone into stand-up comedy.

This is a very good stand-up comedy CD. There definitely is something for everybody on this CD by comic David Pryde and the variety of material makes it easy to listen to time and again. Sound wise and production wise, this release is beyond reproach.

David Pryde
Stand-up comedy CD
Independent Release
47 minutes

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