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A Familiar New Laugh Track

Today on Tablet, Josh Lambert on Brent Weinbach

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(Seth Olenick)

Today on Tablet, Josh Lambert takes a look at Brent Weinbach’s comedy, which appears to be something new, something old, and difficult to peg down. But it’s good.

Weinbach does these voices sure-footedly, if always not pitch-perfectly, but he isn’t exactly an impressionist. Neither is he the kind of voice-character performer, like Nick Kroll, for whom the stand-up stage seems like a place to try out bits while waiting for a sketch show to begin filming. What Weinbach is, exactly, can be a little difficult to describe in prose. It helps, maybe, to say that in 2007 he won the Andy Kaufman Award. Or just to say that he’s one of the most formally inventive stand-up comedians currently practicing.

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A Familiar New Laugh Track

Today on Tablet, Josh Lambert on Brent Weinbach

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