Midlife Vices

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Midlife Vices
Live album by Greg Giraldo
Released October 20, 2009
Recorded June 2009,
Union Theatre, New York City
Genre Comedy
Length 1:04:36
Label Comedy Central Records
Greg Giraldo chronology
Good Day to Cross a River (2006) Midlife Vices (2009)

Midlife Vices is the second and final album by comedian Greg Giraldo, released by Comedy Central Records on October 20, 2009.[1]

The album contains the audio of Giraldo's first (and ultimately from his death) only one-hour special; filmed at the Union Square Theatre in New York City during June 2009 and aired on Comedy Central on August 16, 2009. Released to DVD by Comedy Central Home Entertainment on October 20, 2009.[1]

Track listing[edit]

CD[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "You Got A.I.D.S. Yo"   6:16
2. "Handicapped Room"   2:42
3. "Energy Policy / Fat Kids"   5:11
4. "Old People / Race / Election"   6:22
5. "Divorce / Snacks / Kangaroo Fucking"   8:29
6. "Women / Old Drinking"   6:45
7. "Supreme Court Justice / Humbling Escort"   3:05
8. "Texting / Technology / Wall Punching"   9:29
9. "The Economy / Stem Cells and Jizz"   3:31
10. "Sleepy Rasta / Y as In Jello"   4:32
11. "Sports / China"   6:07
12. "Happy Birfday"   2:14
Alternative text
Midlife Vices

DVD[edit]

  1. Pre-Show
  2. You Got A.I.D.S. Yo
  3. Handicapped Room
  4. Energy Policy / Fat Kids
  5. Old People / Race/Election
  6. Divorce/Snacks / Kangaroo Fucking
  7. Women / Old Drinking
  8. Supreme Court Justice / Humbling Escort
  9. Texting / Technology / Wall Punching
  10. The Economy / Stem Cells and Jizz
  11. Sleepy Rasta / Y as in Jello
  12. Sports / China
  13. Happy Birfday

Bonus Features[edit]

  1. Comedy Central Presents (2000)
  2. Adult-Content (Lost Pilot)

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Midlife Vices was subject to mixed reviews, receiving slight harsh comments from mainstream outlets such as Allmusic's David Jefferies who commented on Giraldo's performance saying it was a "slight step down from his excellent debut album, Good Day to Cross a River" while still speaking highly of his bravado claiming, " Midlife Vices is comedian Greg Giraldo in fine form, ranting and raving about despair and depravity" and "sometimes gross, and sometimes downright mean, but always funny with that cocksure, New York state of mind. On that front, Midlife Vices satisfies, and anyone who appreciates grisly humor or "Kangaroo F***ing" will be laughing." More comedy-depth type publications such as Punchline Magazine raved the album to high praise stating, "A great stand-up comedian will, after 45 minutes or so on stage, leave his audience spent— spent from laughing, spent from thinking, feeling. Midlife Vices does this masterfully." The same publication named Midlife Vices as its #1 comedy album of 2009.[3]

Chart Positions[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Comedy Album 2[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Comedy Central Press | COMEDY CENTRAL Records, GREG GIRALDO DELVES INTO HIS IMMORAL HABITS ON THE COMEDY CENTRAL RECORDS RELEASE “GREG GIRALDO: “MIDLIFE VICES” AVAILABLE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Punchline Magazine, The 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2009.
  4. ^ Billboard, Comedy Albums 10/16/10.