LaughFest 2011 Review

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“I’ve seen T.J. Young perform a few times in the past and his material and delivery seem to improve with each performance. Young was probably the cleanest comic of the night, but he was also one of the funniest. Besides a fart joke or two, Young didn’t go for visceral or what some might call “cheap” laughs. I love dirty and/or childish humor, and I often find myself yawning in the presence of clean comedy. However, this comic won me over with his well-crafted observations on the mundane. The fact that Young didn’t have to say anything edgy to get laughs speaks volumes about his skill as a comedian—especially when one takes into account the fact that he was following a procession of edgier comics. And as a comic who calls Athens home, Young was clearly in his element; he even ended a joke by saying that it would only work in Athens. The joke involved pickup trucks, pickup lines and hybrid cars.”

This is an excerpt from a review of the LaughFest 2011 show at the 40 Watt, on Jun 22nd. Written by Kevin Craig, freelance writer for Flagpole Magazine. Click here to read the full article.

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