Live at Carnegie Hallby Ray Romano
Carnegie Hall is not exactly your neighborhood comedy club...but the star of CBS-TV's Everybody Loves Raymond, who played a whole lot of little comedy clubs on his long road to the top, makes the place feel just like home in this easygoing 54-minute set of personal anecdotes and reflections. We hear about how his mother covered the furniture with plastic and kept stacks of fine china that were never used -- "Everything in my mother's house is for a special occasion that hasn't happened yet," he deadpans. Romano's oral autobiography perks up when he hits 40, with a hilariously discreet account of his first rectal exam. The final half hour is about his marriage, with its conflicts and compromises -- my favorite part is about how Mr. & Mrs. Romano divide up the real estate on their king-size bed -- and about raising the real-life Romano youngsters. Neither potty-mouthed nor squeaky-clean, Romano reminds us that there are lots of laughs in that place in between, where most of us live and love. There's virtually none of the nastiness that pervaded comedy in the 1990s, but there are plenty of clever touches to keep us entertained, making this disc appropriate fare for the whole family.
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Performance CreditsRay Romano Primary Artist
Technical CreditsAlec Head Engineer
John Kalodner Producer
Bob Stein Producer
Nancy Donald Art Direction
Ray Romano Executive Producer
Jon D'Uva Engineer
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Ray Romano is a stitch. This CD was hilarious from beginning to end. If you are an "Everybody Loves Raymond" fan, you MUST get this CD. You will love it! "It didn't Plop Yet!"