(P)1986 by The Audio Partners Publishing Corp.
"...satire, non-sequiturs, wordplay... brilliant comedy." (The Washington Post)
"...their comic routines on a deceptively low key, gradually accelerating to blissfully dizzy heights and finally leaving their audiences howling." (The New York Times)
Bob and Ray. A unique pair of dry wit comics.
Gentle and laugh out loud funny.
I love off beat comedy and this is a wonderful
addition to my library.
More Bob and Ray please!
If you are not familiar wth Bob and Ray listen all the way through..Bob Elliot (father of Chris Elliot) low key style is HILARIOUS! The sound is great! Johnny Carson Loved them! Me too!
Bob & Ray are very very funny fellows, and this is an excellent sampler of their classic material. But their performance style depended on a sort of anarchistic, ad-libbed energy that's entirely missing from a straight reading of collected scripts by two elderly men. Sample this book by all means, but if you get a chance to hear the originals, do take it as well.
Excellent audio quality - Bob and Ray are also at the peak of their performance on this recording. Their good-natured brand of surreal satire is delivered with impeccable timing. It is an amazing discovery in this day and age that such low-key, non-scatalogical humor can be so funny. The format is a low-budget radio show that obviously can't attract guests other than charlatans, idiot know-it-alls, local micro-celebrities, or poor schmucks with nothing better to do. Pokes fun at the very fabric of human difficulties in communication, with a very American context, but does it (mostly) with a warm heart. It's almost perfect, I just wish the Great Lakes Paper Clip Company routine was included.
I wish you had more. the off kilter humor has been around for decades and they were hilarious guests on radio and had shows on CBS and Public Radio. The routines were always short and crazy. The marching drill team on radio was a riot.
I grew up with Bob and Ray, often rolling on the floor with laughter. Unfortunately, this collection does not do justice to the many hilarous hours I've spent enjoying their humor. It's sad.
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