Sunday, December 6, 2009

Meat Bob - (1988)

Mr. Goldthwait enjoyed his heyday in the coming-of-age of nightclub comedy era, but sadly his popularity decreased in the mid-'90s, when a subtler approach to comedy — like that of Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen Degeneres — hit the scene. By then he had developed his own loyal following, however, and recorded one of his concerts, Meat Bob Live from 1988; he also can be heard on several of the Comic Relief recordings. Throughout the second decade of his career, Bobcat continued to appear in bit parts in a slew of Hollywood B-movies. He also made countless appearances on popular network television shows throughout the '90s, including Married...With Children, Hollywood Squares, and as well as hosting his own comedy series in a quiz show format called Bobcat's Big Ass Show for FX. Bobcat got his start performing in comedy clubs when he was 15 and still attending high school. When he was 19, he made his first television appearance on Late Night with David Letterman. This is not the first time he would make a splash on the late-night talk-show circuit. He is also (perhaps not so fondly) remembered for an Andy Kaufman-esque stint on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno that involved setting a chair on fire and ensuing arson charges. The Meat Bob live recording is just two tracks but clocks in at over forty five minutes. This effort was recorded October 10, 1987 in a comedy club called IGBY's in Santa Monica, California. WARNING: Bob uses the same language most parents use when they drop something really heavy on their foot.

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