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nailbiters against the bedwetters
on 23 September 2000
This CD is a compilation of the 3 LP's Allen released in the 1960's. Having been a very succesful and highly-paid television-writer, Allen took to being a lowly-paid (at first) stand-up comedian. Anyone who is familiar with Woody Allen's comedy movies will instantly recognize his style of humor on this disc. Psychiatry, his disastrous relationships with women, his relatives, etc. are his favourite topics, and they are treated with the typical Allenesque point-of-view, which somehow manages to put you on the wrong foot every single time. Some of the jokes on this album later turned up in his movies. This CD actually doesn't include all the material that was available on the original LP's, but what it lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for in quality, and, like it or not, this is all we're ever going to get. Somehow I don't think he'll ever go back to standup. It's our loss.