This is good – this is VERY good.  Matt McClowry, a stand-up comic with a sharp wit, wry delivery and perfect sense of timing, unleashes Uncomfortable, an album of every day observations that don’t sound done to death – his views are dry; his voice deadpan and his interplay with the audience spot on.  The angle here, however – and it’s minute, until he brings it up in his bits – is that McClowry has Asperger’s Syndrome (look it up, if you don’t know – short version: a form of autism).  McClowry cracks wise about having the affliction (“…there’s a lack of empathy – which I don’t really give a shit about…”) but also takes brilliant swipes at Kmart, the deceptive nature of condoms, giving a child a last name for a first name and other subjects we all speak of amongst ourselves.

Listening to Uncomfortable made me laugh a great deal – which is the whole point, but it also makes me want to see him perform.  A bright comedic talent, for sure.  Check out Matt McClowry and do it with this album.


Uncomfortable is available now.


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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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