“ONE PRETTY PEACOCK resulted in a new comedy crush for yours truly. Seriously. This guy’s just amazing. Recorded at one of LA’s best weekly comedy shows, the album features 45 minutes of completely original intellectual absurdity. Buscemi jumps swiftly from subject to subject, leaving a trail of laughter and peacock feathers behind him. Pick it up today."
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"I love this album. One listen will make you realize this man has worked incredibly hard for a very long time to perfect his absolutely individual and inventive comic perspective. His jokes will make you think, and his unique voice and hilariously timed and brilliantly worded act separate him from the pack. Buscemi is offbeat, sincere and witty, a downright clever interpreter of the English language and an absolutely delightful mystery."
"ONE PRETTY PEACOCK is a spring-loaded jack-in-the-box of funny, definitely a keeper. I want to include more of his jokes in this review, but I truly do not want to ruin the utter surprise and joy that I felt when I heard his jokes for the first time. I highly recommend this album, especially for those with an absurd sense of humor."
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"Buscemi has it down on ONE PRETTY PEACOCK. He plays the audience like a fisherman."
"Genial yet macabre, conversational yet sophisticatedly self-reflexive, accessible yet eccentric, Buscemi earns his audience’s trust with serious charisma."
"The Chicago scene has embraced the man and all of his odd musings."
"Refreshing and original, Buscemi is a master at painting a mental picture. The random ideas on PALPABLE only get better and better, hilariouser and hilariouser."
"Is there a method to your madness? How would you describe your style of comedy to someone who hasn’t seen you?"
"If you like your comedy a little more than off-center, then Buscemi's breakthrough PALPABLE will not disappoint."
“Unique and refreshing, Buscemi maintains a relentlessly sunny but thematically strange and even dark stage persona."
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“Robert Buscemi is outstanding … and fantastically absurd. We recommend the fantastic film (T)Wit (by Jordan Vogt-Roberts), filmed at the Subterranean. Just trust us, the guy’s good."
“Buscemi is worthy of such big-time fests as Montreal. Clever and sophisticated, bordering on Andy Kaufmanesque -- except Buscemi doesn't take himself nearly as seriously."
"Buscemi has strangely serious appeal."
"We can’t all be consistently witty with our status updates like a Robert Buscemi, but can’t we at least strive for some occasional insight?"
"He's perfected a weird patter."
"Buscemi is one of Chicago’s best known alternative comedians."
"His arsenal of absurdity should be seen before his inevitable exit to a Coast."
"A local stand-up star."
Buscemi's stand-up has earned raves from the press and prominent peers alike, and he's appeared on many top festivals. He's also acted in film and on network TV, where he's so good that sometimes his acting tights burn off entirely.