By Adam Hetrick
16 Oct 2008
The 20-track live recording captures Hoffman in rare but signature form, delivering a series of riotous original songs and monologues. It was recorded during an extended sold-out engagement last winter at the Public Theater's cabaret venue.
The complete track list for "Jackie Hoffman: Live from Joe's Pub" follows:
"The Kvetching Continues"
"Three Minutes on Broadway"
"Jews in the World of Entertainment"
"You Are Jewish"
"Lead Paint on Toys"
"Upper West Side"
"Stop Making Out"
"That's the Man"
"My Little Fibroid"
"Water, Pillow, Rectum"
"No Child Is Born"
"Good Night Song"
In a press release PS Classics states, "Hoffman is at her shockingly-inappropriate best: salty, saucy and uncensored. Here she leaves no comic stone unthrown, targeting everything from West Side matrons to public displays of affection, from the vagaries of show business to her own mortality. Hoffman's unique blend of cynicism, stand up, and original songs will make you realize why her shows at Joe's Pub are the stuff of New York legend. This album is not for the warm and fuzzy, politically correct or faint of heart."
Hoffman received a Theatre World Award for her work in Hairspray. Her other theatrical credits include Xanadu, The Sisters Rosensweig, Regrets Only, Book of Liz (Obie Award), Straightjacket, Incident at Cobbler's Knob and One Woman Shoe (Jeff Award). Hoffman has been seen on screen in "Legally Blonde II," "Kissing Jessica Stein," "Garden State," "Mo' Money" and "Freaky Friday."
Founded in 2000 by Tommy Krasker & Philip Chaffin, PS Classics is a four-time Grammy nominee for its cast recordings of Nine: The Musical, Assassins, Grey Gardens and Company. Its September releases included "Jason Danieley and the Frontier Heroes" and "John Miller Takes on Broadway."
PS Classics is distributed exclusively by Image Entertainment. Visit www.psclassics.com for more information.