Reviewed byMrBlondNYCVote: 6/10/10
This was a tight 30 minutes stretched out to an hour. Half of the jokesare brilliant well-written observations. Half of the jokes are no moreoriginal than things you and friends might say while hanging out. Hestarts and ends with weak jokes but there's really funny stuff in themiddle with long stretches of silence. Oddly, the audience groans atmany of his jokes which led me to believe that Redd was unable to filla theater of fans and people were pulled off the street. There arefrequent cuts to audience members which are annoying because a) it's sodark that you can barely see them and b) they're not really laughing somuch that a shot of them was needed. He also laughs at a lot of his ownjokes which is charming once in a while but not every few minutes. Thejazz motif is an odd choice as Redd seems to have no real connection tojazz. This looked like he was trying to emulate young Cosby. Seinfeldand Chappelle influences are also glaringly obvious. His delivery is solaid-back it appeared that he didn't care if his special went well ornot. The only thing really original about him is his off-beat delivery.He's a good comic but if he tightens his pacing and broadens hissubject matter, he could be great.
Straight from the Folly Theater in Kansas City, polyrhythmic comedian, Jasper Redd breaks it down with a set that's sure to blow your top.