When an offbeat stand-up comic meets his perfect audience you get a comedy gem like Glenn Wool Viva Forever. This stand-up comedy download is most certainly going to be a top 3 on our 2020 top 10.
Wool is a smart comic who likes to let the audience in on his dark side and foibles. The audience, however, needs to be open to what the comedian is saying. The Glasgow audience that night almost acts as a backup band to the comic.
The heart of Viva Forever is stories about Glenn Wool meeting a fan and ending up moving for love and marrying. Viva Forever is also the smartest, best set-up, and most touching call-back I have ever heard. Even the most experienced stand-up comedy fan will not see it coming. He or she will also be deeply moved by it.
Of the many great bits on this Glenn Wool comedy album is King of Time. Here, the comic uses the age difference between he and his younger wife to clean up musical history. Did you know Meat Loaf died right after Bat Out of Hell? It’s a good story.
Viva Forever is just about half autobiographical stand-up comedy album. I have grown pretty sick and tired of navel-gazing comedy. Glenn Wool is no navel gazer. He has a dark view of himself and of the world in general. The second half of Viva Forever is caustic social commentary. Just my kind of comic.
Hell, I think his dark closing bit about Michael Schumacher is funny and smart as hell.
Viva Forever by Glenn Wool is a superb stand-up comedy album on Stand Up! Records
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