I hope by now you’ve heard these fellows and what they do. These four and their guests have provided me with more laughs over the last couple of years than I can count.
When I was a wee lad I listened to Firesign Theater records, over and over again, not simply because they were cryptic and obscure and fed the in-joke catchphrase beast of high school cool, but because when they were on they were profoundly funny, they played off each other with precision and glee, their timing was impeccable, and their bits would build to the point where I’d have to pause the record so I could breathe. They were the comedic equivalent of a great rock band.
I get the same feeling listening to Superego, only with them the madness runs deeper, the interplay more synergistic, the energy controlled just enough.
I don’t know if you ever heard the Replacements on a good night. These guys are the Replacements on a Good Night of Comedy. I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the microphone with them twice, but I can only bathe in their reflected brilliance.
Their latest is a compilation of their third season and it’s great introduction to them. Now go forth and download.