THEATRE + COMEDY
October 15 - October 17, 2009
The Laff Stop presents Dan Wilson.
Something you don’t often see is a comic who’s funnier than his material when his material is actually good. You see a lot of new comics who have better deliveries than jokes, but their material is usually raw or straight-out pathetic, but when it comes to veterans, you usually see comedians who are as funny as the material they wield.
Dan Wilson is the exception to the rule, a mischievous and likeable bloke that is funny whether he’s pausing to look at you or working with sound effects, or actually doing the situational humor that’s his trademark. If Wilson isn’t getting huge laughs from physical humor, he’s getting you with smart little ideas, visual gags or singing.
Wilson isn’t one of those comics that argue about at the water cooler days later because of the profound things he says, no, rather, he’s the type of stand-up that reminds you of those summer night when you were a kid when your best friend got you giddy and made you laugh at nonsense for so long that it hurt when you went home.
This is light, good-natured humor, whether it’s recollections of the airlines or just clowning off of crowd members. Beyond being a comedian, Dan Wilson is just a fun guy to be around.
Dan Wilson would get solid marks in everything from his material to his timing to his stage persona (which is clearly a down-to-earth guy as opposed to what we consider a celebrity). He’s one of those acts that would crack up a firehouse as easily an Elks lodge, a bachelor party as fast as a PTA bakesale, a corporate meeting as fast as a little league fundraiser.
People don’t usually compare universal appeal to the shock artists that get record deals and HBO specials, the question does eventually become: What is true comedy? True comedy is the ability to make the masses laugh at life and the experience; Dan Wilson practices true comedy with less hoopla, hype and notoriety.
He practices it as well as anybody in the business.
Come out and welcome this hilarious comic back to Houston. Dan is all T.V.! Maybe you’ve seen him on HBO, A&E, Comedy Central, or NBC. The last time he was here it was standing room only and standing ovations at every show! Don’t miss this guy!!