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Left for Dead in Malaysia
Neil Hamburger
Left for Dead in Malaysia
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
 
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The charms of standup comedian Neil Hamburger are mostly subtle: the self-proclaimed America's Funnyman takes an Andy Kaufman-meets-Steve Martin approach to humor that usually isn't so funny at all. Or is it? For those who...  more »

      
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All Artists: Neil Hamburger
Title: Left for Dead in Malaysia
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Drag City
Release Date: 1/25/1999
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Contemporary Folk, Comedy & Spoken Word, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 781484016328, 4024572075491, 781484016311

Synopsis

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The charms of standup comedian Neil Hamburger are mostly subtle: the self-proclaimed America's Funnyman takes an Andy Kaufman-meets-Steve Martin approach to humor that usually isn't so funny at all. Or is it? For those who find themselves laughing at rather than with most comedians, Hamburger is worth checking out. His jokes vary from the tired to the horrific, and yet hearing all these clichés woven into one long set, you can't help smiling. On earlier discs we heard the comedian's priceless banter with fans at live shows in Albuquerque, Modesto, and Las Vegas and even an attempt at X-rated comedy. Compared with those discs, Left for Dead in Malaysia is more of a morality play--or is it a play on morality? Gone is the zipper shtick, gone is his manager Art Huckman (offended by Hamburger's ongoing ribbing, he walks out mid-routine), gone is an audience that understands English. But, left alone onstage in front of a club full of Malaysians eager for the karaoke hour, Hamburger performs one of his finest, most introspective sets, with heartburn-felt jokes about ex-wives, fast food, potato chips, and the Spice Girls. Irony-free lovers of standup, beware: you aren't going to get any of this. But for the rest of us, this high-concept, lowbrow take on standup is priceless--and Hamburger's finest moment to date. --Jason Verlinde
 

CD Reviews

The fun is there
Thomas Meadows | Brooklyn | 03/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was vacumming my front when I put this on the stereo for some entertainment. Well the vacuum was really loud so I missed a lot but what I did hear was very very funny. In fact at one point my 3 kids came in the room and asked what I was laughing at. I played a part of the CD for them and they started jumping up and down with joy and laughter. They could not help themselves. We all us just laughed and laughed. Then my ex wife came in the room and took them home and left me alone with that CD. It was no longer funny but it wasn't his fault. Highest rating for this!"
...but thaaaaaaaat's my life!
Thomas Meadows | 09/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is destined to be classic. Stand-up hijinx from the man who brought you "pickle potato", "hot dog on a stick", Art Huckman, and oodles of "blue" humor. This album will leave you dead with compulsive laughter."
I'll be damned!
Thomas Meadows | 03/30/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hats off to Neil Hamburger! This priceless Malaysian routine showcases Neil's gift as a comedian; to endure through hard-luck and to let us know about it! Hey! It's a classic. Hurray for Neil!!"