I'll start by saying I think Craig Shoemaker is terrific, he is super funny,a great singer actually,capable of incredible impressions and my favorite thing about him is his knack for nostalgia and contrasting the childhoods of the baby boomers with the current generations. I should also add I was at this show when it was filmed here in Southern California ,nearly two years ago.
The reason I titled my review as I did , is simply that in the three stand up DVDs Craig has out... he repeats his best bits , often. In fact about 75% is the same disc to disc and show to show , with slight variations. Unlike Carlin, Miller, Reagan, Titus and others who work for a couple of years polishing new material and then FILM THAT SHOW, Craig is always filming a version of his only show.... BUT IT IS A REALLY FUNNY ACT!
I guess what I'm saying is, if you don't have one of his DVDs... starting here is as good as anywhere. If you already own Craig Shoemaker: The Lovemaster... Unzipped or Craig Shoemaker: Live - That's A True Story! don't expect a new show, just a slightly different show , but still the unique Shoemaker show that only Craig offers.
Of course saying what I have, some folks get disappointed when they go to see their favorite singer or stand up and they get an all new set of stories and jokes and they may have just been looking to re hear all their favorites from an old friend. My gal and I actually get to see Craig semi regularly and we usually still get a kick out of the "old favorites" as they are.
I mostly wanted to make it clear that while the title implies that this is a new show, its just another version of THE show, but it is still a five star show at a lot higher price than what this DVD goes for!