Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
All Grown Up & No Place to Go
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
Not nearly as engaging as his first album.
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I stumbled upon Rick Reynolds back around 1990 when I bought (without knowing his material) his first album, "Only the Truth is Funny." That album, which is the recording of his long-running show, is arguably one of the ten best comedy albums of all-time (Woody Allen's "Stand-Up Comic" being #1, followed by the likes of George Carlin, Mel Brooks, Bob Newhart, and Allen King). "Only the Truth," sadly, is now out of print. But after hearing it, "All Grown Up" simply falls flat. I got the impression that the things that made Reynolds the malcontent he was in the first album (the things that likely inclined him towards comedy in the first place) were dealt with so eloquently, so unforgettably, in the first album, that his dealings here were as uninspiring to him as they were to me. Better off to find "Only the truth is Funny." That's a comedy gem. This is mediocre and, at times, overbearing."
Comedian Rick Reynolds tries to make sense of his life...
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...and what better place to do it than in public? This monolog is both hysterically funny and disturbing. Reynolds takes a look at himself, "warts and all", as they say. What he finds is a story that is relevant to all of us. If you find this kind of exercise whiney and self-indulgent, then you probably won't like this either. But if you like this kind of self-exploration, this is riveting."
Great Follow Up
BQuimby | San Francisco | 04/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Poignant, difficult, funny, insightful, painful, brutally introspective - ALL things Rick Reynolds does so well. Not everyone will "get it" wondering why a 'comedy' album has elements of such tough reality - but no one can do this as sharply as Reynolds. You will find yourself laughing out loud and wincing with the complete realization he HAS exposed many truths of all our collective, messy thoughts, failures, successes, desires, pettiness and introspection about enigma that is life. After listening to it the first time, listen again and you will hear something new."