If you like your musical humor with a dash of "Hell-in-a-handbasket," Mr. Lynch is The Man.
This DVD features selections from his two albums, as well as some new stuff. (But, not his newest. He and Mitch Hedberg are touring, and Stephen is STILL adding to the repertoire.)
Stephen is a quick-witted comedian and a talented musician. His vocal control is quite impressive, and his voice melds well with his guitar.
This material is NOT for the faint of heart. I wouldn't leave this one in teh DVD player when Grandma was coming to dinner. Unless, of course, Grandma was at Woodstock.
SPECIAL: (An ode to a "special" childhood friend)
This one works better as video than on his first album.
PRIEST: (A lamentation)
Any altar boy who WASN'T permanently traumatized by his clergified loss of innocence will get a real kick outta THIS one.
GRANDFATHER: (Just plain evil)
This is one of my favorite Lynch tunes. Face it. We all have a little sociopath in us, screaming to get out.
SUPERHERO: (A lesson for the kiddies)
This song gives Stephen a chance to showcase how fast he can think. If you go see Lynch live, have one ready!
CRAIG: (A biblical chapter you may have missed)
It's tough living in the shadow of a celebrity relative. Pity poor Craig. Then, party with him.
FOR THE LADIES: (A tender bit of mortification)
The best part of this song is watching the reactions on the faces of the audience after Stephen sings the last line. Those few frames are worth the price of the DVD.
Stephen brings out pal Mark Teich for a few numbers, as well as his brother, Drew. These guys are having a lot of fun, and it shows.
Plenty of bonus goodies, too. If you believe that "Funny is funny," grab this one up.