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Hooked on Sex

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This raunchy compilation of standup comedy bits exists thanks to Laughing Hyena Tapes, a budget-priced comedy imprint specializing in cassettes and compact discs that sell in truck stops and gas stations. The label's claim to fame is discovering redneck comic Jeff Foxworthy, and the gagsters on Hooked on Sex have a similar hillbilly vibe, albeit with filthier material. The cast isn't identified (except as "America's Funniest Stand Up Comics!"), but no one is funny, and only those who giggle whenever the subject of sex is brought up are likely to laugh. Well-worn jokes about the difference between male and female orgasms, wives who gain too much weight, and women who won't shut up after sex are trotted out before a live audience sufficiently lubricated enough to roar every time a profanity is uttered. A typically tired routine involves wretched impressions of celebrities (such as Jimmy Carter, Lawrence Welk, and "Gomer Pyle") achieving climax. A female comic spends her time commenting on her own obesity and lamenting her lack of oral sex skills. The nadir occurs when a comedian singles out the (presumably) sole African-American member of the audience, addressing him with a crude Negroid accent and cracking wise about the size of his genitals. The juvenile humor of Hooked on Sex will appeal to the emotionally retarded among listeners who still believe that men and women are two separate species; of course, anyone who expects sophisticated wit from a collection that features a drunken, cigarette-smoking cartoon cat on the cover deserves to be disappointed.

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