I enjoy comedy because it can quite literally be anything a performer wants it to be. Whether it’s the soft spoken, acute observations made by Todd Barry or the politically charged ramblings of Lewis Black, a comic’s true power is their ability to talk about whatever it is that suits them in a character voice that they create. This is great for connoisseurs of comedy. It’s exactly like music in the sense of whatever mood you’re in, there’s a comedy album that suits it. I happened to be in an excited high energy mood (which is rare) and wanted an album to reciprocate such feelings. I then stumbled upon Glenn Wool’s album, and that’s exactly what I got. (Okay I didn’t stumble upon it, my editor sent it to me.)
Glenn Wool is considered to be a world traveler when it comes to comedy. In his newest album I’ll Ask Her, he refers to himself as a comedy satellite circling the globe (which is more than an apt description). He has performed across Europe, Australia, the United States, and in his home nation of Canada. Listening to his album is like being a passenger on Glenn Wool’s tour of the world. He verbally takes you around the planet with a high octane style that will keep the listeners excited and interested. One minute, he’s discussing getting laid in Canada, and the next, he’s disappointing an English cab driver by proving he’s not a racist. Wool being such a worldly traveler makes his comedy smart and interesting.
I’ll Ask Her is also entertaining because of the editing choices that were made. Most comedy albums are very polished and edited together so it appears that only the comedian is talking. However here, Wool opted leave in a lot of interactions with the crowd. Sometimes, he’s just messing with people, and other times, it seems as if he is being heckled. Regardless of the scenario, Wool handles it all in a precise and funny way. Not only do his interactions with the crowd give his album another layer of hilarity, but it also gives I’ll Ask Her a sense of realism and intimacy. By leaving all that stuff in, it feels as if you’re actually in the room with him and experiencing the outrageous nonsense that has a tendency to engulf live comedy.
There is one very minor complaint. I’ll Ask Her clocks in at around 50 minutes, which is a tad shy of the length of most comedy albums (if you’re wondering what your money to time ratio is). However, his material more than makes up for it. Past that, I’ll Ask Her is a fast-paced, hilarious, and intelligent album with absolute ridiculousness sprinkled in from beginning to end. I’ll Ask Her will be available August 6th via Amazon.com.
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