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OtherMeans said, 10 November 2011 9:44AM: ”He’s not actually offensive: it’s the world that’s occasionally awful and the human and humane reaction is to laugh.

”He’s a cracked mirror.”

RonnieWould said, 10 November 2011 9:55AM: A truly great performer, in a fair world Jerry would be a household name, then again in a fair world he probably wouldn’t be such a miserable f****r.”

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CordwainerBird said, 10 November 2011 10:11AM: “[Re]: Punched at the Montreal festival

“You have to wonder what sort of knobhead goes to a comedy show and gets upset because the comic is insulting him rather than other people. If you can’t laugh at yourself you’ve no right to laugh at others.

”Sadowitz? The best comic you won’t see on TV by miles.”

unexceptional said, 10 November 2011 10:28AM: “His stage show was one of the knock-out, most fantastic gigs I’ve seen. One of the ones when you think: ‘Dear God, other comedians aren’t anywhere even near the same level of quality’.

“I’ve no idea if this interview is honest. Like his jokes. Like when he said something along the lines of:

“I mean it! No I don’t. Yes I do! Nah. It’s just my inner thoughts. But deeper than that I don’t really believe it. But deeper than that, I do.”

MonsieurBoulanger said, 10 November 2011 10:41AM: “I’ve seen both Sadowitz and Boyle live, and while the latter made for an essentially depressing evening, delivering his shock-quips in a half-arsed manner, Jerry was incredible. His material was far more outrageous than Boyle’s yet there was a strange kind of warmth to his act, and he seemed to genuinely be enjoying himself.”

Abismo said, 10 November 2011 11:07AM: “I think part of the beauty of Sadowitz is the absolute lack of any kind of publicity or available material (you should be able to pick up a copy of a VHS release from the late 80s for about a tenner on Ebay, but I found this to be really quite tame compared to the bottled lightning of 21st century Jerry).

”How rare and refreshing in the age of constant self-publicising Z-list Twitter/Youtube crap.

“The only way to experience Sadowitz is in the flesh.”

Lasereyedcorgis said, 10 November 2011 12:41PM: ”He’s so offensive in what he says he comes out the other side. Racist, misogynistic and misanthropic beyond any rational defence but he is that rarest of things, a genuinely equal opportunities offender. he hates everything. or as he puts it himself ‘ I only hate two things – Living things, and objects’

“he is an incredible act live. Sometimes he is appalling but never not interesting. I do think his hate is mostly for himself but I think, somewhere in there, he is quite a moral person and just wants happiness. a cliche of course, but true about him.”

Right, I’ll stop quoting now, just go read the piece and the comments, it’s brilliant.

chappelle said, 10 November 2011 1:27PM in Response to Mondragon: ”[I remember the Pall Bearers Revue, the only show so savage that it defies the Long Tail of ubiquity, well, you find it online then.]“

”I loved that show, had them all on tape until someone recorded Eastenders over them *sigh*“



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