Vulture just announced it’s Top 10 Comedy Albums of 2018, and Mike Vecchione’s The Worst Kind of Thoughtful came in at number one.
From the article:
“By the numbers,The Worst Kind of Thoughtfulhas 35 tracks and at least five or six times as many jokes. If Vecchione’s pacing were any slower, or if he spent more than mere fragments of a second to let the audience breathe, this would have been two albums. But instead, he opts for a rapid-fire delivery, swiftly moving from joke to joke and hitting his punch lines like a boxer working a speed bag. In terms of topics, the album may seem like old hat. Public transportation, dating apps, food, and aging are well-tread territories. But what breathes life into these themes is Vecchione’s prolific writing, biting wit, and droll confidence. Take for instance his Megabus chunk. He starts off with seven roasts on Megabus before launching into his own experience on the bargain people-mover. Using the people and circumstances of the Megabus as a home base, he tangentially shifts to his relationship with Catholicism, what Jesus could have done better, and meditation, all before returning to the rolling shitshow that is the Megabus. After that nearly ten-minute section is all said and done, he remarks, “I don’t have any more bus jokes. Airplane jokes it is.” In an era when terms like “post-comedy” are used to describe stand-up, Vecchione uses classic setup-punch structure to its fullest to remind us where live comedy came from and what it will always be at its core: funny for funny’s sake.”
Mike released his second comedy album, The Worst Kind of Thoughtful, on Friday August 24th and it went as high as #3 on the iTunes Comedy Charts and spent two weeks in the iTunes Comedy Top 20.
Recorded live in Long Island at Governor’s Comedy Club, this high-octane comedy album from one of NYC’s top comedians gives you over an hour and twenty minutes of autobiographical stand up comedy.
The Worst Kind of Thoughtful covers a wide range of personal topics including: growing up as an Italian American in the rust belt with an overbearing father, becoming middle aged, failed relationships, dating in his 40’s, the pain and pleasure of Indian food, dealing with millennials, getting his car stolen and having to travel on a Megabus to perform his stand up comedy all while living under a train in Queens.
Mike Vecchione and Chris Distefano are two, gluten free NYC based comics with advanced educational degrees and rigorous hair care regimens. These anxiety riddled, emotional eaters apply their old school Italian upbringings to a world full of trigger words, snap chat filters, and safe spaces. They attack/embrace each other and the issues of the day with such a fun loving, non gender binary approach, you’ll want to give a participation trophy to everyone you know. It’s all In good fun because, not for nothin’ cuz, at the end of the day, Mike and Chris mean “No Disrespect.”
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