I was pretty excited when I was offered an opportunity to preview the new Lee Camp stand-up comedy special, Super Patriotic Very Uncle Sam Comedy Special Not Allowed On American Television for ProgressiveArmy and MediaRevolt. I’m a big fan. Besides the close friends that I have made there, shaking Mr. Camp’s hand and thanking him for using his comedy to spotlight injustice was my favorite part of covering the 2016 DNC protests in Philadelphia.
Whereas the rise of fascism, oligarchy, climate terror, corporatism, the police state and every other American injustice you can think of makes me want to hermit up in the woods and build a zombie-proof farm, Mr. Camp has spent the last several years using his anger over these issues to educate and entertain with his comedic talents. Though he tours tirelessly with his stand-up comedy, it has been a few years since he released a special for the general public to enjoy. Now, he’s released a solid hour-long special that somehow takes dark topics from imperialism to media literacy and makes them fun. Frankly, we need to laugh through the tears, and thankfully, there’s a Lee Camp in this world to help us.
The release of Super Patriotic Very Uncle Sam Comedy Special Not Allowed On American Television is set for release to coincide with midterms, November 6, and will only be available at LeeCampComedySpecial.com. I believe it will be a cathartic watch for any justice-minded American either as they wait for polls to close or to decompress with after results come in.
Filmed in Los Angeles, Super Patriotic Very Uncle Sam Comedy Special Not Allowed On American Television takes place on a minimalist, blue-lit stage that offers a sense of intimacy, despite the large audience, from the get-go. Personally, I’m also a fanboy of Abby Martin, of the Empire Files fame, who introduces Mr. Camp to the crowd, making it easy to get excited before a single joke was told. Once the jokes start, it’s a non-stop hour of laughing through the pain of modern, and even historical, American life.
Camp kicks things off giving us a resume of his American lineage, to show the absurdity of accusations that he’s some sort of Russian plant he’s suffered these last two-years before launching into an incredibly well written and performed comedy exploration of American policy and politics. The performance is a flowing verbal overture, taking beats for audience reaction and neatly tied together with several call-backs and a sharp refrain of, “We’re constantly being lied to.”
I highly suggest taking some time November 6 to enjoy Super Patriotic Very Uncle Sam Comedy Special Not Allowed On American Television after you vote. To quote Lee Camp from his new special: “We have to vote in such numbers it swamps what’s stolen.”
After you do that civic duty, reward yourself by tuning in and laughing through the pain which is modern American life with Lee Camp’s Super Patriotic Very Uncle Sam Comedy Special Not Allowed On American Television. You deserve it. After you vote.