Neil Hamburger is an interesting character
. A stand-up comedian
, Mr. Hamburger specializes in jokes
that are, well, not funny
. In fact, his style has been called "anti
However, in some twisted, ironic way, he can be very amusing (Or maybe his fans are just extreme masochists.) And don't think this is one of those tongue-in-cheek things. Neil delivers his jokes with an attitude that makes you truly believe that he finds his own stuff funny, and perhaps this is where the humor lies.
It's not suprising that Neil's albums are distributed on Drag City, known for its unusual artists and interesting tastes.
When his audiences aren't heckling him, they're just talking through his performance. In fact, one of Neil's albums, Left for Dead in Malaysia, features him doing standup in front of a crowd that doesn't even speak English.