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Brian Posehn: Fart and Wiener Jokes [Digipak]

Track List

>Intro/Fart and Wiener Jokes
>Valet in the Valley
>Metal Fans
>Tip for the Couples
>My Four Hobbies Redux
>Clubbing/Plastic Surgery
>Horrible Night Out in L.A.
>My Mirror Works/Things I Can't Do
>Home Protection
>Strip Clubs
>Bachelor Party
>Party Like a Rockstar
>Increase Your Loads
>Having a Baby
>Lost a Friend
>Nice Tits, Tough Guy
>Where Do I Know This Guy From?
>Obi Wan Story
>Kate Beckinsale
>More Metal Than You
>Gambler, The

Album Reviews:

Alternative Press (p.108) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Posehn's second full-length is chock full of metal-oriented sex advice, stories about strip clubs and his own Wikipedia entry -- all of which are hilarious."

Album Notes

Personnel: Brian Posehn (vocals); Scott Ian (vocals, guitar); John Tempesta (drums).

Audio Mixer: Drew Vandenberg.

Liner Note Author: Brian Posehn.

Recording information: Clear Lake Audio, Van Nuys, CA; Nashville, TN.

Editors: Jeff Capurso; Drew Vandenberg; Henry H. Owings.

Photographer: Robyn Swank .

In what could be the most drastic yin/yang of all time, the idealized Brian Posehn slays other standup comedians Manowar-style on his album covers while the real Posehn names his cat Manowar as a tribute to the band that brought you the mighty Triumph of Steel album. On his appropriately titled second standup effort fans get plenty of the real deal, not a King of Metal but a hilarious, everyday Star Wars and metal nerd (not the "good kind of nerd" who can fix computers) who beats himself for both his looks (a self-described mix of Larry Bird, Big Bird, Chris Elliot, and Beaker from The Muppet Show) and masturbating too much. "Take off your thinking caps" are his first words here, and while Fart and Wiener Jokes is little more than just that, Posehn is such an connoisseur of all things disgusting and immoral that he's the only standup alive who can run the inappropriate gamut, going all the way from "we're gonna have a mouth baby" to "a little turd cutter action." Allow for swears and that's not even the half of it, but his gross set is anchored by clever observations on the domestic and mundane (there's a bit about cats and their skittish behavior that has the audience in hysterics) plus a nice-guy underbelly with some hapless, screwup charm (an awkward encounter with a transsexual fan starts with "Thanks bro!" and goes downhill from there). Closing the comedy set is the one-two punch of an extremely personal tale of teenage self-discovery ("Obi Wan Story") plus a very funny, surprisingly catty bit on why the comedian has issues with "Kate Beckinsale." Tacked onto the end of it all are two songs from Posehn and his metal friends (Scott Ian, Brendon Small, John Tempesta, and others), including the one-upping shredder "More Metal Than You" along with a sludgy cover of the Kenny Rogers favorite "The Gambler." ~ David Jeffries


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