America’s Funnyman

Neil Hamburger - LP - Rating: 10/10

Neil’s premiere long player is an instant classic. It’s much less off the wall (e.g. there’s no obvious laugh track) than his 7″ releases, and it works beautifully! The album’s highlights occur when he loses control of the crowd, his censored top ten list, the return of his zipper shtick, and the erotic hog dog vendor (a visual joke). What makes the album even more poignant is the fact that it was recorded during Neil’s difficult divorce, proving that laughter will cure all! NEEEEIIIILLLLL HAAAMMMBBUURRGGEEERRR!!!!!