Reviewed byplanktonrulesVote: 7/10/10
Gary Gulman's stand-up performance is funny...no doubt about that. Butwhy, oh why, did he deliver a rape joke early in his act? Several'edgy' comedians think this is funny and in most cases I think they dooutrageous and unfunny things like this because they are untalentedjerks. But in Gulman's case, he IS quite funny and sadly resorted to acheap passing rape remark. Considering he's Jewish, I wonder how mewould have felt if another comedian had been telling anti-Semitic orHolocaust jokes? Apart from this one small comment, Gulman's act isgenerally family-friendly and clever. He makes fun of DVDs, Discman andother things that older folks (like me) will enjoy--the very young onesmight just say 'what's a Discman?!'.
Money is a running theme in Gary Gulman's comedy special, In This Economy?, where he shares some of his money-saving tips, like staying in a relationship and buying a water filter. He talks about his obsession with Bill Gates, who is worth $59 billion, and launches into an imaginary dialogue between Bill Gates and Donald Trump. His stories about the financial triumph of a parking ticket turning out to be a coupon for Bed Bath & Beyond and finding a $20 bill in his coat pocket and thus being able to afford the $2 guacamole at Chipotle are laughably relatable.