When the summer began, I told listeners on the radio program that we’d have our annual Comedy Show in June or July. I had planned on working with some friends who do stand-up both here in Abilene as well as in Dallas. We talked and were trying to work our schedules out and setup something really unique and special. But like most things, schedules are really hard to maneuver when you live and work in different places and don’t get to see each other face to face. So….we didn’t put it together and the annual Comedy show slipped through the cracks. I feel really bad about that because it’s not only an annual show, but it’s something I really look forward to each year.
One regular from the past few years has been Weird Al. Last year’s show featured more emerging and new parody artists. I’ve been listening to a lot of Weird Al’s new album “Alpocalypse.” It’s really great. I wanted to see how I could feature some sweet tracks on the show and not take anything away from Weird Al in the process. So, this weekend the promised Comedy Show is delivered, although the title of it is Fun Music and Stuff. The stuff is standup from legends like Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Cosby, as well as some stuff I just picked up from Jim Gaffigan. With Christmas time nearing, I enjoy laughing at the inherent comedy of the holiday, stuff that when thought about objectively, is pretty funny. Gaffigan has that ability.
Below is a little preview of what’s coming up this weekend. Aside from new Weird Al, we’ll take some scoops and slices out of his deeper songbook. Enjoy!