An avid reader, who also loves to listen.
When it comes to audiobooks, literature is okay. Self help, educational and history books are great BUT nothing beats comedy! And overall, this book was super funny. Felt just like I was there at a comedy show. Warning: listening to this by yourself with the head phones on may make you look a little strange as everyone will look at you and wonder what the heck are you laughing at. It gives a new means to LOL!
Tosh is hilarious. I love his show and I now love this audiobook, which wasn’t actually a book but was the audio recorded version of his stand-up comedy. Loved his take on baseball being a racist pastime and on the founding fathers. Very funny stuff. My only issue was that the book was too short.
I have to admit, I have never been a big fan of Penn (or Teller for that matter) but I listened to his first book and loved it and so, I decided to listen to this title and LOVED this even more. Penn is very smart and he is simply hilarious. Also, as a narrator he does an excellent job reciting his own work. Aside from the humor, there’s actually a great deal of truth in what he preaches and his inclusion of George Carlin, Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins helps the credibility in that. In addition, the parts about his parents’ death were very touching and emotional while some parts of the book may be considered a little raunchy for some. Even still, overall I thought this was a great listen and without a doubt, I will definitely be recommending this title to all of my friends!
George Carlin need only be heard to be appreciated. You remember him pacing and gesturing as he crouched on the stage, delivering rapid-fire, surgical observations on the follies of humankind. Maybe it's his early days in radio, but the voice is among the most expressive anywhere. He leaps from rage to rant to sotto voce, from lecturing to confiding, as he plays a whole range of the characters who populate his wildly imaginative essays. You could listen to him for hours--and you will. Along the way you'll remember that Carlin was never just a comic. He was an articulate, informed, educated, and always opinionated eyewitness to the human condition. Hilarious and off-color, of course, but he covers an awful lot of ground in this collection, and really makes you think.