Friday, April 22, 2005
According to Slate, Jeff Foxworthy is the best-selling comedian of all-time. The article talks a little about the history of the comedy album, which has always interested me. There's something about listening to a comedy album by yourself, which is how people listen to comedy albums it seems, that is melancholy and lonely. Your alone in your room, and the comedian is alone on stage, except for some disemebodied audience that laughs and occasionally calls out something that you can't quite understand. It's really quite depressing, but it in a good way. I've always thought the album cover of Steve Martin onstage with the bunny ears captured the mood of comedy albums perfectly. Enough. What am I doing writing at seven in the morning anyway?