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Decent Jokes, But...
boblipton from New York City
7 January 2011
Mr. Tompkins enters the set and begins to offer his anecdotes and
observations. It looks like a comedy club he is in, and there appears
to be a live audience -- you can hear two guys laughing nervously at
Unhappily, while the situations are decent, Mr. Tompkins offers them in
a slow, deliberate, overwritten manner with an emphasis that sounds
overdone. He does not sound particularly strong on the stage and while
I can imagine these being rewritten slightly and being quite funny, Mr.
Tompkins does not seem the person to deliver them. In the last half
century the role of stand-up comic has changed: no longer do we expect
someone to come out and offer short observations and quick jokes.
Instead we want to hear a stand-up philosopher. Mr. Tompkins gives us
that, but I've heard better.
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