Robert Kelly

Just the Tip

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If you're curious about comedian Robert Kelly's style, just mix together three of his good friends. Take the fast, furious, and reckless bits from Dane Cook, mix that with the gross and brash parts of Jim Norton, then sprinkle a little of Colin Quinn's blue collar but not redneck shtick and boom, there's Kelly. On the Opie & Anthony radio show he's best know for barfing. When he's performing, that's more the drunken audience's gig, leaving Kelly the job of rallying them with an unapologetic set of sleazy jokes and complaints about how food makes you fat/women make you monogamous. The comedian is begrudgingly both, giving him that self-deprecating side that makes the overabundance of woman objectifying and the barrage of foul language easier to take. While his material is nothing new, his steamroller fueled by nitrous style works splendidly on the live audience captured here, who sometimes seem to be laughing at how fast he can rattle off curse words and euphemisms for sex rather than the actual material. More of the casual wit he displayed as a panelist on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn would be welcome, but if you want frat boy stuff, Kelly's got plenty for whenever rowdy friends stop over. A good time, probably great if you're loaded.

Track Listing - Disc 2

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