Witty Humor on the Mark.
D. Vera | Washington, DC United States | 06/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Harry Shearer has been causing hysterical fits of laughter for years. With this early radio work, his Spinal Tap work, his ongoing (and very funny) radio show "Le Show" (check out the KCRW website), his many voices on the "Simpsons" (Smithers, Burns and many more) and his more recent collaborations with the "Folksmen" in Chris Guest's "A Mighty Wind" documovie. Anyway, this album is a really great taste of his work on "Le Show" where he creates on target parodies of ongoing news. This stuff is a bit dated being early 90s. But still an excellent example of his genius in celebrity impersonation and comic writing. Wish he'd come out with more of his work. You won't go wrong in buying this CD."
Should Be In Every Comedy Fan's Collection
Chris Ward | Costa Rica | 10/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Harry Shearer needs no introduction for those who like to laugh-- for more than 20 years he's been familiar in Spinal Tap and SNL and The Simpsons and all over the place providing trenchant satire at every turn. These clip from his radio show are not just funny (though they are VERY funny)-- they're incisive in ways that comedy usually isn't. It's biting parody of radio genres and topics that have never been skewered before. Listen to "Honey, I Slept With The Kids" for an example. And as an instance of brilliant improv, the lengthy interview with a confused and bitter gender-reassignment recipient may be the most inspired you'll ever hear. Shearer richly deserves the success he's found as the voice of Charles Montgomery Burns and Wayland Smithers and Ned Flanders, but after listening to this, you'll have a much better notion of his comedic instincts. They're dead on."
Where's the gratitude?
Johnny Heering | Bethel, CT United States | 01/14/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a collection of funny songs and comedy skits from Harry Shearer's radio show "Le Show". Le Show is now in its twenty-first year of award-unwinning service to the world. It's heard on radio stations all over America (except for Washington and Boston--that's what I call sophistication). The CD features material from the early '90s. It's funny but somewhat dated, dealing with topics like George Bush and the invasion of Iraq. Wait, maybe it's not so dated after all."