Last week, Nerve.com really stepped up their game and brought us comedy nerds sex advice from Reggie Watts, Danny McBride, Judah Friedlander, Todd Barry and Kristen Schaal and Rich Blomquist (Not to mention this NSFW photo essay wherein Judah Friedlander teaches strippers karate).
They really topped themselves though by getting Marc Maron to assemble a list of his five favorite comedy albums. It comes as no surprise that most of Marc's picks are older classics, the most recent one being Sam Kinison's Louder than Hell from 1986…
I knew Sam — and I didn’t like him — when I first heard his stuff years ago. The fact that, today, this is a record I still play occasionally is a testament to his voice. There was really nothing like it before or since. This is deep aggressive shit laid down by a very angry clown; it’s a life-and-style changer.
I enjoy how Marc goes out of his way to state he knew and didn't like Sam Kinison. You should go read the rest of the article to see his reasons for each album, but here's the full list…
Class Clown – George Carlin
Wanted: Live in Concert – Richard Pryor
Stand Up Comic – Woody Allen
Live at Carnegie Hall - Lenny Bruce
Louder Than Hell – Sam Kinison
These actually all make sense and really give some insight into how Marc developed into the great comic he is today. An even better insight inside the mind of Marc Maron is his amazing podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, which if you're not listening to it, you are an idiot.
How about you guys? What's your top five comedy albums of all time? Leave 'em in the comments!