Kumail Nanjiani – “Beta Male”

Album Reviews | Aug 13th, 2013

Record Label: Comedy Central Records
Genre: Comedy
Buy on Amazon.com

One of the comedians out there today quickly making a name for himself is Kumail Nanjiani, who seems to be everywhere these days. Whether he’s doing stand-up, co-hosting a video game podcast called The Indoor Kids, acting in Portlandia and Franklin & Bash, or guest appearing on talk shows and other variety shows…he’s just everywhere! I was skeptical I’d like his stand-up but I ended up enjoying Beta Male a lot!

His comedy album & special Beta Male is an album that will make you laugh, if you find Pakistani references, putting porn in the middle of Disney movies, and encountering racist idiots from Orange County funny. Kumail doesn’t overdo it with I’m from Pakistan jokes. He makes some references to his childhood but mostly this stand-up is random but gels together nicely. Out of all the bits he talked about, the racist idiot from Orange County part made me laugh the most.

The CD also contains a DVD of the extended and uncensored comedy special plus some post-show audience Q&A.

Bottom Line: A funny album/special and can’t wait to hear more from Kumail
Notable Tracks: Elephant Man, Porn Stories, VCR, Orange County
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