Review: Lachlan Patterson brings the funny on 'Live from Venice Beach'
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On his new comedy album Live from Venice Beach – which premieres as a special on Seeso on Dec.1, as an exclusive album release on Audible Channels on Dec. 2 and as a wide digital release on Jan. 6 – “Last Comic Standing” alum Lachlan Patterson keeps fans laughing from start to finish. Whether he is musing about the benefits of getting old or analyzing the questionable careers of former athletes Patterson's dry, knowing delivery takes each bit through hilarious twists and turns.

“How old do you have to be before you start putting plates on your walls,” Patterson asks the audience at the Venice Ale House, where the show was recorded, early on in Live from Venice Beach. He continues on a hilarious old-man rant about the the many hassles of being invited to a wedding. Everything from the invitation to the rehearsal dinner serves as inspiration for hilarity in the unique mind of Patterson. Later, he shares some of his helpful – and hysterical – techniques to deal with a home invasion.

Many of the biggest laughs on Live from Venice Beach come when Patterson questions how some honored athletes retire only to become “terrible human beings.” His primary disappointment revolved around George Foreman and his dreadfully designed George Foreman Grill. As Patterson details the many manufacturing fails of the legendary infomercial product, it becomes impossible not to get lost in a laughing fit.

The annoying aspects of Brita Water Filters, the entertaining potential of reality show mash-ups and Patterson's ongoing struggle to sit down and read a book are also some of the hilarious highlights from Live From Venice Beach. Following the early December premieres of his new special and album, Patterson will be performing several shows across the U.S. including a string of sets at the Laugh Shop in Calgary on Dec. 13-17 and at the Chicago Improv in Schaumburg, IL at the end of the year.

Be sure to subscribe to Seeso and Audible Channels so you can be among the first fans to hear Live from Venice Beach this December and click here to pick-up tickets to see Patterson perform stand-up live in a city near you. Keep reading AXS for more comedy news, reviews and tour announcements.

Lachlan Patterson Tour Dates

Dec. 15 Laugh Shop – Calgary, AB
Dec. 16 Laugh Shop – Calgary, AB
Dec. 17 Laugh Shop – Calgary, AB
Dec. 29 Chicago Improv – Schaumburg, IL
Dec. 30 Chicago Improv – Schaumburg, IL
Dec. 31 Chicago Improv – Schaumburg, IL
Feb. 2 Parlour Live – Bellevue, WA
Feb. 3 Parlour Live – Bellevue, WA
Feb. 4 Parlour Live – Bellevue, WA