Day: December 29, 2011

Daniel Tosh, “Happy Thoughts” (CD/DVD)

At this point in his career, Daniel Tosh has two different personas in the public’s eye. To strangers, he’s a clever stand-up comedian with observations on modern life and current events. To Comedy Central viewers — particularly boys-to-men in their teens and 20s, he’s the guy they look to to rip into the idiots who embarrass themselves on the Internet.¬†Really they’re the same comedian, except the latter’s persona has made it easier for the former, delivering ready-made material to built-in audiences of young viewers. With a rakish grin, Tosh often is smiling while making fun of you and himself...

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Christina Pazsitzky, “It’s Hard Being A Person”

Christina Pazsitzky makes it easy to laugh at and with her. Pazsitsky opens her debut comedy disc,¬†“It’s Hard Being A Person,” (Rooftop Comedy) from Go Bananas by telling the audience how happy she is to be in Cincinnati, because it means she has escaped from her home in fake Los Angeles and somewhere where they have “Real Looking Dudes.” She further ingratiates herself by engaging in crowd work with said dudes, leading to big and easy laughs about a woman in the audience having sex with a guy who she thinks looks like Wilford Brimley. Then she turns the...

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