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Sandwiches & Cats

Michael Showalter

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Album Review

Michael Showalter was nothing but sharp and funny with the surreal comedy groups the State and Stella, but then his romantic comedy The Baxter had half of his fans thinking "charming" while the other half thought "pukey." Some of the best moments on his debut comedy album are truly vulgar and trashy, so this isn't the charming Baxter, but it shares that film's pacing problems and likewise wears its smartness on its sleeve. If this were up to Stella's standards, that latter complaint would be more tolerable. Problem is, Showalter comes off as smug during his lazy and meandering standup act, recorded live in front of an audience that often doesn't connect with the comedian. While this smirky half of the album does contain one of the greatest moments — when the comedian interacts with an audience member who brought a real live cat to the show — most of the highlights are the sketches and musical numbers recorded in the studio with Showalter's band the Dollies. Whistling along with "Erotica" — a song where adventure travel and pornography meet — is great fun and "The Mountain" is a six-and-a-half minute epic rich with wit. In the end, Sandwiches & Cats is a good album that should give Stella fanatics a fix, but it's not the great album Showalter could undoubtedly deliver if he were on his game.

Customer Reviews

filthy language and articulate off-beat tangents.. not a bad thing.

Showalter makes seemingly linear observational stories of being mistaken for Screech and Washing your Hands and goes off into left field with them, in a way that the State/Stella fan can appreciate. If you enjoy fishing and overly descriptive storytelling reminiscent of a harlequin romance novel (backed by some sweet guitar playing), atypical observations, all the while punctuated by naughty language... I'd give this album a download. If you manage to score a physical copy if the album, you get some extra nifty footage of Showalter as a kid in his hip-hop days. Perhaps that's where his inspiration for "We Had To Do the Show" came from, either that or he has an unspoken love for Kid Rock.

amazing

you NEED to own this. this man is hilarious! if you love stella, the state, wet hot american summer, and the baxter...BUY THIS NOW.

Hilarious!

This is amazing! Great mix of stand-up, sketch, and music - as good as The State. It has that feel...and I don't usually buy comedy albums.

Biography

Genre: Comedy

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Standup comedian, writer, actor, and director Michael Showalter got his big break in 1993 when the MTV network began airing the half-hour sketch comedy television show The State. Showalter, a New Jersey native, became a founding member of the State comedy group while he was attending New York University. He stuck with the State as he transferred and eventually graduated from Brown University. Short films that the group made for MTV turned into an offer for a series that would run for two years before...
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