Chaos for the Weary CD (2013)
Octet Any comedian would be honored to start his CD with a personal endorsement in which George Carlin's daughter explains how this particular wit will be Carlin's torch-bearer. But it's the simple, sincere list of ways in which Lee Camp is qualified to carry the flame that seals the deal. Kelly Carlin tells us three important things: Camp is a thinking person's comic, he may just p*ss us off a bit, and most crucially, he's really f*cking funny. Yup, she needed two of the seven famous "dirty words." Speaking of which, on Lee Camp's latest stand-up disc, it's not the dirty words that'll catch your ear (though you will hear a few novel permutations), it's the sentences you'll never hear anywhere else. For instance, "I'm for plumber-suggested suicide." Or, say, "People say abortion is ?playing God'? No, remote control corn-hole is ?playing God'." Or even, "Just a couple of ?em wake up with a Tickle Me Elmo through the medulla oblongata, and the others would change their tune!" Now, more than ever, we need absurdist realism on stage to help us sort through, get a grip on, and maybe even change the absurdities of reality; we need "Chaos for the Weary." Lee Camp used to look at all ...