T. Bubba Bechtol - I'm Confused
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I'm Confused (MCA Nashville, 2001)

T. Bubba Bechtol

Reviewed by Robert Loy

T. Bubba Berchtol has an interesting resumT. At 10, he was preaching at revival meetings. (He says he quit the ministry when he discovered cheerleaders.) As a teenager, he served as driver for legendary Southern comic "Brother" Dave Gardner. As a salesman, he imported the Wolf Tanning Systems from Germany and made enough money to retire before he turned 30. He worked as a speechwriter for the Great Communicator Ronald Reagan.

His Midas touch extends to comedy too. He offers observations on the idiosyncrasies of English ("Asteroids and hemorrhoids; didn't they get those backward?) and child-rearing ("I've got one boy I'm gonna put through college and one I'm gonna put through a wall.") and many of the same topics as other comedians; he just does it a little better than they do. He's not only funny, but clean. ("My momma's still alive," he explains. "If I didn't keep it clean, she'd whip me good.")

T. Bubba has been called the Southern Seinfeld, but even that is too limiting. He talks about Southerners, but by doing so demonstrates how we're all alike when you get down to it. His humor is universal. If T. Bubba doesn't assume the throne vacated by Jerry Clower, we should all be very confused.

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