Live With A Manhattan
Virtual Comedy Network LLC.
Don Gavin is a lifer comic – cruise ships, clubs, open mics, bottom, top or middle of the bill – you’ll find him. He’s been at it for years and has miles on the clock still to run. He’s good. Very good. Very funny. And he’s that type of working comic that doesn’t do topical humour, doesn’t do political commentary, isn’t some sad relic of the “blue” era, he’s just an observational storyteller, hits his jokes, nails the punchlines, piles them up. He’s got great delivery and good lines.
And you can hear some of the best of his work right here – on a set that is nearly a decade old. It hasn’t dated. It’s all relevant. Because it’s just Gavin telling his funny yarns.
He reminds me of Robert Klein in that sense, with some of the absurdity – in the longer stories – of the early Woody Allen material. Add a hint of what made Rodney Dangerfield special and you’re sorted.
Live With A Manhattan was made in limited edition back in 2011 – just for Gavin to take around the clubs and sell on the door. Now it’s out there for all to hear. If you’re a comedy fan, specifically if you still like hearing good comedy on CD or streaming then you’ll want to check this out.
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