I am a sucker for stand-up comedy compilation albums.
I like the idea of being introduced to some new comics or new material from comics I already know. Comedy Juice All Stars is 53 minutes long and features 10 different comics. This collection is not of 5-minute sets but of clips from longer routines performed at one of the Comedy Juice clubs. This is a very good bang for your comedy dollar though I would choose the CD over the comedy download album just to get the 12-minute bit by Dov Davidoff.
I especially liked the following: Sadiki Fuller; John Roy who uses being the only white kid in a black neighborhood as a starting point for some racial observations. Ben Gleib and an excellent bit on girlie drinks; Butch Bradley’s original observations about watching scary movies, and Davidoff’s set.
This is a solid line-up aside from Eddie Pepitone. I can’t recall the last time I found a comic that irritating and pointless (he’s been on King of Queens twice!). Nails on a blackboard came to mind while listening to Pepitone but nails on a blackboard are said to serve a purpose.
Comedy Juice All Stars
Stand-up comedy download or CD
Stand Up! Records 2012
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