I'll Quit When Willie Quits
Country-fried -- accent on the "fried" -- comedian Wix came to standup late in life, trying his hand at it after working in middle management at a major record label. As a result, his delivery is loose, borderline clumsy even, which is why it's so charming, if this filth can be called that. A rootin' tootin' good ol' boy who loves hotel porn, drinking, and getting stoned, Wix spends plenty of time in the gutter, unashamedly and willingly. Rowdy doesn't often come with wry, but it does here with material that's well above the usual bumper-sticker quality. The album's title refers to the man's love of smoking pot, something that explains the bits of Mitch Hedberg he injects into his country comedy. Country fans will love the epic "Montgomery Gentry," which finds the standup hilariously skewering the duo -- who actually got him his record deal -- for close to ten minutes. A lengthy bonus DVD of Wix live on-stage sweetens the deal.