And if you dont, well, thats the first thing hes tell you and tell you, and tell you in Ben Bailey: Road Rage ... and Accidental Ornithology, a one-hour stand-up comedy special whose title neither rolls off the tongue, nor yields much laughter.
He has a pause-happy delivery that can grate as it slows the pace. It does not help that he runs a joke funny or not into the ground before moving on to the next one. An early bit about incorrectly filling out a job application has one good punch line to it, but many more duds around it. Throw enough darts and ones bound to hit the target; maybe his aim was just off this particular night.
I laughed out loud just a couple of times, once when Bailey talked about his intolerance of the lactose-intolerant ("always farting and complaining"), and another about his paranoia dealing with Google's predictive search function. On the latter, he obliterates the goodwill by simply taking the gag too far.
On the plus side, hes pretty clean and tame compared to most stand-ups these days at a PG-13 level, Id say but that also translates to lacking an edge.
The guy is super-likable. Hes just not super-funny. Rod Lott