Flopping around like a fish on stage doesn't make good comedy CD's.
Jul 10, 2009
Everyone at my old job thought this guy was hysterical. I'd seen his CD's and he's been on TV and I was really interested in listening to him. I got ahold of his double live CD and it is one of the biggest, most collosus sized turn offs ever.
First of all, almost ALL of his humor is physical with him on stage running around like a maniac. That doesn't translate onto a CD where you are only hearing and not seeing. Secondly his jokes take too long to set up, he spends too much of the joke setting up nonsense remarks before getting to a punch line that isn't funny. Third and his biggest failing, his jokes are the most base observations imaginable. Take any topic and it's a joke. "Don't you hate it when you get sand in your shoes?" is a prime example. By hitting the most bottom line day to day occurances, this guy has made millions. A concert show of his has him lying on his back and wiggling his fingers around to the shreiking delight of what should be an imagined audience.
My old boss loaned me the double live and told me I have to imagine his body language. Yeah, makes for a good CD, imagining a comedian's movements. Better yet, I could get a George Carlin CD where his body language is only secondary and has get this, REAL JOKES and not just talk about "the one guy you know down the street you know and he never says hi you know and he's a jerk! Don'tcha know that guy? I hate that guy!" Yes Dane, we ALL know that guy. Now say something funny.
I would love to have given this guy a lower score but he has made me laugh on occasion. Maybe a few minutes out of a better crafted first CD which still captures everything that made the first disc wretched but actually made me laugh at moments. A few good moments however don't equate to a good CD.
Bill Hicks said a long time ago that we need to rid the world of fevered egos. Had Bill not died in early 1994, Danes name would be at the top of the list.
This guy is about as funny as getting crabs. His jokes are flat, and he seems to think that if you move around a lot, you're automatically hilarious. If you want modern comedians that are acutally funny, check out Louis CK, Jim Norton, Bill Burr, Jim Gaffigan, Patrice O'Neal, Joe Derosa, and Nick Dipaolo.
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