Comic Relief '90

Comic Relief '90

     
 

In their fourth year of Comic Relief -- a series of comedy concerts to aid the homeless -- this collection is a winning, all-star lineup. Featuring ten-plus name-brand comics, the CD certainly does its job entertaining folks. There are so many entertainers and so many different styles to pick from, a listener is bound get a chuckle out of at least a few. ThisSee more details below

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In their fourth year of Comic Relief -- a series of comedy concerts to aid the homeless -- this collection is a winning, all-star lineup. Featuring ten-plus name-brand comics, the CD certainly does its job entertaining folks. There are so many entertainers and so many different styles to pick from, a listener is bound get a chuckle out of at least a few. This year, as in others, it is hosted by Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Billy Crystal and proves a most excellent showing. So many comedy greats! Paula Poundstone does her highly noted bit on never getting a window seat in an airplane. Raspy and wacky Joan Rivers bemoans the horrors of donning a bathing suit in springtime. And Steven Wright and Rita Rudner (strategically placed side by side in the lineup?) mirror each other's wry and dry deadpan. Even Dana Carvey makes a rare live appearance in which he morphs a bit from Saturday Night Live sketch "Choppin' Broccoli" into suitable stand-up material. Regardless of the evening's theme, some comics are the same as any other night. Richard Lewis is depressed. Dennis Miller gets tangential. Whoopi Goldberg is all about the sex talk, while Robin Williams is as improvisational as ever. All of the stars make a convincing plea against the plight of homelessness. Some more thoughtfully than others. George Carlin fuses the issue with his act, which makes sense, considering his issue-based brand of humor. (He suggests tearing up golf courses and cemeteries as future sites for government housing and somehow manages to make it funny.) Other comics throw in a line at the end to cap off their act. Bobcat Goldthwait takes a no-holds-barred approach, interacting with a "plant" in the audience who dares him to shave his is head for the cause. Somebody just happens to have an electric razor. Even for an audio CD, this is fairly funny. And hey, if he can do that, the least you can do is send money, right? The crowd seemed to like it. You will too. Lots of fun stuff to be loved on this album. Definitely worth checking out.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227101022
catalogNumber:
71010

Tracks

  1. [Untitled Track]  - Richard Lewis
  2. [Untitled Track]  - Paula Poundstone
  3. [Untitled Track]  - Dennis Miller
  4. [Untitled Track]  - Dana Carvey
  5. [Untitled Track]  - Joan Rivers
  6. [Untitled Track]  - Steven Wright
  7. [Untitled Track]  - Rita Rudner
  8. [Untitled Track]  - Bobcat Goldthwait
  9. [Untitled Track]  - Robert Klein
  10. [Untitled Track]  - Louie Anderson
  11. [Untitled Track]  - Whoopi Goldberg
  12. [Untitled Track]  - Paul Rodriguez
  13. [Untitled Track]  - George Carlin
  14. [Untitled Track]  - Robin Williams

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Carlin   Track Performer
Bobcat Goldthwait   Track Performer
Robert Klein   Track Performer
Dennis Miller   Track Performer
Joan Rivers   Track Performer
Robin Williams   Track Performer
Steven Wright   Track Performer
Whoopi Goldberg   Track Performer
Rita Rudner   Track Performer
Paul Rodriguez   Track Performer
Paula Poundstone   Track Performer
Richard Lewis   Track Performer
Louie Anderson   Track Performer
Dana Carvey   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bobby Fischer   Mastering
Walter Miller   Director
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Randee Saint Nicholas   Cover Photo
John Moffitt   Executive Producer
Bob Zmuda   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Pat Tourke   Executive Producer
Daniel Hersch   Mastering

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