This twenty-minute comedy central special was the third of Tom's sets that I watched (after Completely Normal and Mostly Stories). I was surprised not to like it, but that was not Tom's fault: the audience had been so fluffed beforehand (instructed in the art of laughing for the taping) that it made an abominable background noise, laughing at the wrong moments, before the punchline had been delivered. Robbed of build-up and timing, Tom is only a quarter as funny, as his comedic power draws as much (or more) from his perfect delivery and his demeanor than from his material. Near the end, the audience was a bit more relaxed, which allowed me to laugh (I'm sad to admit) during a cruel segment about little people.
(Last viewed: June 2017)