Dave Williamson has undoubtedly proven his ability to write and tell jokes. He’s entered the comedy scene with a self-deprecitating yet energetic style that makes his cadence fun and easy to listen to. He has quite the resume after participating and doing well at comedy festivals in Las Vegas, Detroit and South Beach. So with all of his newfound comedy success, it was only natural for Williamson to premiere his first live comedy album, and I’m glad he did because I found it to be a real treat.
Thicker Than Water, produced in conjunction with Stand Up! Records, is as funny as it is nostalgic. A lot of Dave’s material focuses on being a teenager and young adult. Topics including middle school sex education classes and underage drinking are funny not only because of the way Williamson crafts his jokes, but also because we’ve all been there and remember. This also makes Dave’s CD appeal to those who’ve lived it and those who are currently living it. Adults will laugh because that shit sucked and teenagers will laugh because that shit currently sucks. It’s an interesting generational gap that Williamson closes successfully with humor.
Dave also manages to blend observational and personal humor together. A joke will often be set up with an observational statement followed by a personal punchline. One of the jokes on Thicker Than Water involves Oprah’s magazine “O” which is hilarious. But that is then followed by a personal anecdote which has Williamson describing his own magazine with all of his ex’s and naming it “Y.” A Majority of the CD is like this which makes his material funny because its personal and true. Does that make sense? Do I just sound stupid right now? Regardless all I am trying to say is that the album flows very nicely from beginning to end.
Dave covers a variety of topics including drunkenly confusing a 411 phone call with 911 and teaching his son about boners. The entirety of the album is a solid 55 minutes in length and is recorded very professionally.
Dave’s Thicker Than Water is a comedy album I feel most people would enjoy. Whether you’re reflecting on the good ol’ glory days or living them right now, both sides can appreciate Dave’s observations and sense of humor. The album will be released on Amazon and Itunes as well as other online venues that I cannot seem to recall as of this moment on June 26, so be sure to check it out.
About the Author: Born on a mountain top in Tennessee, Greenest state in the land of the free. Raised in the woods so's he knew every tree, Killed him a bear when he was only three. I also like stand up comedy. (OHHH that rhymed!) Also, follow me on twitter @LouMisiano1