Hilarious Layered Comedy Album
If you have heard and are familiar with Norm, you already know what I'm about to say. If you are unfamiliar with Norm you should know that he is a master comic and a rare genius. This album is an example of his comedic style and cutting wit.
In addition you should know that this album doesn't get old the more you listen, but actually gets better the more you hear it, uncovering layer after layer of new terms (Norm-isms), funny jokes, unconventional 360 views of different facts and the best part at the center, Norm MacDonald. The man. The legend.
Norm's comedy is not for everyone, especially fans of the Dane Cook style. His musings seem both rambling and perfectly timed, which is an odd combination I've only ever heard Norm pull off this well. This set starts out a little slow as he feels out the crowd and they settle in, but it picks up steam with the bit about Janice and the news, a hilarious anecdote about a grim subject. It's a shame he doesn't have any other standup available, because I would buy it in a heartbeat.
By I am Divine
Absolute genius! Norm needs to release all of his standup performances.
There is a reason you have not heard anything from or about Norm in years... He is washed up. This album is a horrible waste of time in which someone who clearly needs to work on his GED rants. Save yourself some money and keep awkward special needs students like Norm MacDonald from creating unfunny garbage like this.
a brilliant comic in top form
Some comics who have been at it as long as Norm have gone over to just acting, or have lost a step, but this album represents a step forward. The material is dark and challenging and deeply funny.
He didn't phone it in
This is quality standup from a legend. If ur a fan ull love this.
An excellent comedy album
By The Rhythm Jew
This cd is seriously funny and this man has serious balls to do the material he does. His opening material about death is a hilarious highlight of the thing and his bit about AA and alcoholism is equally funny. I genuinely haven't laughed harder at a comedy special since when I first discovered Louis C.K. I guess the only downside to this is it's not the longest comedy special ever, but that's NOT a flaw. This is a must for comedy nerds and great for everyoner really.
It's Norm, of course it's Great!
Hilarious album. Buy it.
So glad this was funny!
By Sub Farooqi
Frequently, I'll buy a comedy album on iTunes solely based on the reviews posted by people I don't know. Then, after I listen to the record, I wonder how on earth could someone give it glowing reviews in good conscience. One time, a person declared an album to be "Brilliant!," but failed to mention that the quality of the audio sounded like it was recorded in a wind tunnel 200 yards away.
That being said, if you're looking for a lot of laughs and are deciding based on my review...this is a great comedy album. Seriously.
Just as the title suggests, this album is different than Norm's previous one (Ridiculous) because it's him doing stand-up and not skits. Accordingly, we get to hear a veteran comic being hilarious doing what he does best. Very often, comedy albums disappoint me because they are filled with hackneyed, filler material. Even bigger names in comedy can put out stuff that is tired. Fortunately, Norm knocked it out of the park here with a fresh take on new topics.
Even if you're a Norm fan, we can all agree that he's had jokes fall flat on Weekend Update or at some roast. I'm happy to report that his very distinctive dry tone and deadpan delivery is at its best in this album. After listening to it you can definitely understand why this guy is a comedic legend.
Just buy this. You won't regret it.