There’s a lot of stuff out there in the world vying for both your attention and your hard-earned dollars. The Laugh Button is here to help you make the right decisions when it comes to purchasing funny things. Here’s what’s cool to buy this week.
If you’ve ever watched Bob Burgers, you’ve probably wondered how the voice actor who plays Tina Belcher sounds when she’s out of character. Turns out this she is a he, and that Tina’s voice and his are identical. His name is Dan Mintz, and he’s also a stand-up comedian whose jokes are delivered in that exact same voice. Imagine a far more confident, but still sympathetically awkward, male version of Tina telling some of the funniest jokes in comedy right now, and you have an idea of what you’ll experience when listening to The Stranger.
If anything, Mintz’ debut album proves that, despite the inevitable Tina narrative preceding any discussion of his work, he’s so much more than just a Bob’s Burgers character. His witty, hysterical one-liners recall the late, great Mitch Hedberg, and his frank discussion of puberty, sexuality, and masculinity is both easy to relate to and downright hilarious. The CD was recorded from Mintz’ live performance at Denver’s Comedy Works, and the rampant laughter he incited there is guaranteed to occur for The Stranger‘s listeners as well.
OTHER COOL THINGS TO BUY THIS WEEK
Cameron Esposito: Same Sex Symbol [CD]
A Coffee in Berlin [Blu-ray]
Dick Van Dyke Show: Classic Christmas [DVD]
The Fluffy Movie [VOD]
Gallager: I Am Who I Pretend To Be [CD]
Jay Phillips: Mind of the Quiet Dude [CD]
The Office: The Complete Series [DVD]
Republic of Doyle: Season 2
Roger & Me [Blu-ray]
School Dance [DVD]
Sideways: 10th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]
Tasting Menu [VOD]
TV Guide Spotlight – Classics V2 – Golden Age of Television [DVD]
What If…? [VOD]