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Editorial Reviews

What started out as a response to the suffering comedy club scene in Los Angeles quickly turned into one of the hottest tickets in town. Beth Lapides’s Un-Cabaret has hosted some of the biggest and funniest names in the business, and this production is another prime example of her amazing work. Featuring such comics as Janeane Garofalo, Andy Kindler, and David Cross, Freak Weather Feels Different is a hilarious recording that is a must-listen for all fans of standup and alternative comedy.

Publisher's Summary

This now out-of-print underground release captures the incredible energy, creativity, and hysteria of the Un-Cabaret's birth. The legendary show was hailed as the "mother-show of alternative comedy" as Beth and her friends forged a new style of comedy that was real, true, intimate, emotional, and sometimes painfully honest.

  • Sound Check by Beth Lapides
  • Role Models by Beth Lapides
  • Bang by Taylor Negron
  • Help by Judy Toll
  • Bullfrogs by Henriette Mantel
  • Feels Different by Beth Lapides
  • Now I'm Annie Sprinkle by Janeane Garofalo
  • Pillow Talk by Kathy Griffin
  • This Cat's in Heat by Dana Gould
  • The Mineshaft by Terry Sweeney
  • A Know-It-All-Nude-Dirty-Curvey-Model Girl by Beth Lapides
  • 464-Fece by Taylor Negron
  • A Violent Interruption by Beth Lapides
  • Stupid Noise by Rick Overton
  • Don't Be Schticky on the Slate by Andy Kindler
  • Throw the Fag Out the Window by Terry Sweeney
  • Whoopie Roast by Bobcat Goldthwait
  • Rock Star by Greg Behrendt
  • The Forbidden Emotion by Beth Lapides
  • Last Thursday by Julia Sweeney
  • Man of the House by Bob Odenkirk
  • Info-Dad by Merrill Markoe
  • Labor Pains by Andy Dick
  • Moth in Ear by Dana Gould
  • 96 by Beth Lapides
  • Censored by Conan by David Cross
  • The Church Of Something-Ology by Judy Toll
  • Baby-Talking Smack-Addict by Andy Kindler
  • Steak & Whiskey by Bob Odenkirk
  • I Am What I Hate by Bobcat Goldthwait
  • Freak Weather by Taylor Negron
  • The Comic's Song by Dana Gould
©1996 Un-Cabaret and Artists; (P)1996 Un-Cabaret

Critic Reviews

"Consistently brilliant...super-now comedy!" (LA Weekly)

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  • Kim
  • Spokane, WA, United States
  • 07-06-11

Fragmented and poorly produced

I am a huge fan of live storytelling podcasts and recordings so I was more than a little let down by the choppy, patched-together content contained in this compilation. There were a lot of little recorded snippets thrown into the mix and the overall effect was like flipping through channels on the TV without staying on one long enough to catch more than a sentence.

Also : I'm not super picky about crowd noise or less than optimal recording quality but this recording contained waaaaay too much cackling laughter directly into the microphone by the host and I was glad when the hour+ was over. The host leaves her mic on the entire time and peppers the performances with her own comments and grating laughter - it was obnoxious and I would liken it to heckling in some cases. I've listened to several other Uncabaret recordings which had some of the same interruptions - however, not to this extreme and not as grating as this one.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Awful don't waste your money

What disappointed you about Freak Weather Feels Different?

So, I was totally bummed when I downloaded this book because you can't HEAR!!! It's a mash up of comedian performances that would otherwise be hilarious I'm sure but the audio is so terrible you can't hear what they are saying even if it is turned all the way up to MAX! Waste of money because it is worthless when you can't even hear the audio.

How could the performance have been better?

If I could HEAR IT!

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Total disappointment

Any additional comments?

I wish they could redo it and make it so I can hear it better and actually hear the jokes and be able to laugh!

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  • Thomas
  • Anniston, AL, USA
  • 12-03-06

Good for a quick laugh

This audiobook is a collection of short clips from various comedians, mainly Beth Lapides. Much of it is laugh-out-loud funny, but some was not so humorous to me, giving it a raw, uneven quality. Sometimes the laughter from audience members near the recorder almost drowns out the comedian. Some of the clips are very short, so it was hard to get "into" some of the bits; I listened to it while making several stops, so it didn't affect me as much as it might someone on a longer trip or commute who wants a lengthier audiobook. If you're looking for a quick laugh and aren't easily offended, this audiobook may do the trick.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Save your money!!

This book was un-funny. There is canned laughter which is louder than the performer. It is annoying to the nth degree. I'll never be able to get back that hour I lost listening to such drivel.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful