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Emily Heller, Good For Her (Kill Rock Stars Records)
CD Reviews: December 10, 2015

12/10/15
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



Emily Heller, Good For Her (Kill Rock Stars Records) 

On her debut album, 29-year-old San Fran-born comedienne Heller parlays her non-hotness and not-yet-famous status (her most notable resumé bullet thus far is her supporting role on the TBS comedy series Ground Floor) into an act that reveals her inner mental Roomba as she spouts quirky thoughts about bumping into such obstacles as hot women, her own geekiness and the miseries of being single. Recorded at a Brooklyn club last year, the best bit on the record covers her “inner radio DJ who doesn’t take requests,” a routine reminiscent of Doug Stanhope’s complaining about his brain not being able to shut up when she spouts “comin’ up next, we’ve got a full hour of just the first verse of ‘Mambo No. 5’!” An unabashed ’90s kid, Heller has thought long and hard about hip-hop, enough that she tries to make excuses for its lyrically misogynistic past in a particularly funny essay. Other notable bits cover overdue doctor visits and the bright side of I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant. A- 





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