Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Artie Lange- Jack and Coke Review

So why in the heck is Bob Levy on the cover with Artie?  I love Bob but fail to see why he's on the cover.  

Artie's CD/DVD Jack and Coke came out yesterday.  As most readers of this blog know, I'm a huge fan of Artie.  To me, he and Jim Norton of the Opie and Anthony Show do the "every man" comedy routine better than anyone in the buisness.  Artie's been in the news quite a bit lately, especially after his recent suicide attempt.  I'd guess this is probably not the best time for this CD/DVD to come out, but it's out and it's classic Artie.

Jack and Coke is split into 18 tracks.  My favorites so far, Political Correctness, Lawrence Taylor, and Gay Cowboys.  This is Artie as his best and it's much better than "It's the Whiskey Talking".  Artie really goes into his trip to Afghanistan, his love of Lady Heroin, and sports.  The sections on the Giants, Bob Uecker, and the Philadelphia Eagles are genius.  For anyone who's never listened to Artie before, the language and racist comments are rough, but if you can get past that, Jack and Coke is pure genius.  Some of the best comedians (Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Phil Hartman, Mitch Hedberg, and others) have turned their personal issues into something that made people laugh, and I feel that Artie has done the same.  Here's hoping he gets the help he needs, so we'll see several more CD's and DVD's from him. 

Rating 5/5

***edited to add my favorite line of the CD****
"Hugs are definitely not better than drugs.  I've never went to Harlem at 4am for a hug. "

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