For the first few minutes, I found it difficult to follow the show and almost considered stopping it. However, I kept listening and did not regret it! The comedy genius of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie shines in this very, very funny show from the late 80s. Be warned that a lot of the humor is based on British culture, history, politics, and radio. Between that fact and the fast pace of the show, it can be difficult to follow. Even though I have spent a lot of time in the UK over the past 20 years, I still probably missed 80% of the gags. Nonetheless, the 20% that I did get had me rolling on the floor.
Maron has been on the cutting of the stand-up comedy world for over 25 years now, and is finally calming down just enough to make friends faster than he creates enemies. Despite the title of this recording, he is now, at last, finally selling out shows, without I should add, selling out his audience. Marc has a mind that makes improbable leaps and can run with an idea into dark corners not usually associated with comedy. If you like performers who rattle off jokes one after the other, play-act different characters, or get really funny only after you've had 5 or 6 beers, Maron may confuse and dismay you. If you like your comedy smart, honest, inventive, daring, manic, and yes, sometimes angry, you ought to check out Marc Maron.