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Lewis and Kathleen Escape to Canada

Length: 45 mins
Categories: Comedy, Stand-Up & Live
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Lewis Black has built a career on giving voice to the anger of Americans. His standup fills theaters across the country and his appearances on The Daily Show draw hoards Online and on TV. But the current political climate is driving Lewis and his long-time comedy partner, Kathleen Madigan, north for an extended tour of Canada.  

Lewis and Kathleen Escape to Canada is a stand-up album with way more than just jokes. The Grammy-award winning comedian performs rants sent in from the public, and he and Kathleen respond to them from the stage. They also bring us onto their fabled tour bus, as they crisscross Canada stopping at places like Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, and Regina to explain why things are the way they are in the USA.  

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  • John Hoop
  • Strongsville,Ohio
  • 2018-10-24

I was disappointed

While I’m sad to have wasted my money on this, I more thrilled that I didn’t burn a credit on this. While I am a big fan of both Lewis Black and Kathleen Madigan, this lacks direction and comes across as a crass and tawdry money grab. Black dominates most of the recording from various shows performed in Canada, very little is heard from Madigan other than the unscripted conversations she has with Black. Some of them are brilliant, most are mundane.






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  • acivilm
  • 2019-04-25

if you like Lewis Black it's solid listen.

if you like Lewis Black you'll like this special with Kathleen madigan it's like the rant is due from Canada.

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  • Lyn Belzer
  • 2019-09-22

Not enough Kathleen!

I was promised a double act in the title of this program. At best, this should be retitled, "Lewis Escapes to Canada (and oh yeah Kathleen might chime in from time to time.) I was implicitly guaranteed 50% Kathleen Madigan. At best, I got 10%. 15% if I'm feeling generous. Which I'm not. I think the next project should be "Kathleen Escapes to Ireland (we lost Lewis yelling at a sheep about four counties back)".

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  • Quality Hunter
  • 2019-09-03

Hardly anything to it

This is about 10% comedy and 90 noise and chit chat. Kathleen rarely even speaks. Very poorly produced.

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  • Joseph
  • 2018-10-25

More Kathleen

Kathleen needed more time. I felt like she was an after thought. The supporting cast in this book and not an actual cohost

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  • Tara
  • EDMOND, OK, United States
  • 2018-10-24

Seriously?!?

Seriously, WTF?!? It’s 45 minutes of broken drunken audio of them answering audience questions? I love both of these comedians, but it sounds like the drinks got going long before the stand up did. I’m mean that’s a great life, but I don’t record all my drunken nights out and sell it. 🤔 I may have a good idea...., but anyway it’s a NO.

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  • Joan Pont
  • 2018-10-23

the world can live without this

very disappointing. Kathleen says nothing. I generally love Lewis Black in this whatever he drops the F bomb and the crowd laughs and he drops the F bomb and the crowd laughs etc. I had one chuckle in 45 mins and I have no issue with F,,k... to easy and too sophomoric

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  • Richard
  • 2018-10-31

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disjointed, a lot of Lewis Black reading audience notes mixed comments on travel accross Canada.

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  • Todd Rodgers
  • Atlanta, GA United States
  • 2018-10-31

So-so for listening pleasure

I'm a fan of both of the comedians, but this wasn't an entire set. It was mostly just brief excerpts (real brief) from each of the cities on the trip, where they read the letters on stage, and normally just one or two. There wasn't a coherent story to it. If you're looking for a whole comedy set (such as Lewis at Carnegie Hall), this isn't for you. If you're looking for continuity, this also isn't it. If you don't mind Lewis reading a few things on stage (and I don't, BUT this isn't what I hoped for), then it's got some good bits and it's funny -- and way less Kathleen than I was hoping for on a dual-titled story.

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  • Beth
  • 2019-05-03

Not enough Madigan!

It was fun but too skimpy on Kathleen Madigan’s contribution to the tour. Don’t get me wrong, I love Lewis Black, but I love her more.

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