Published on August 4th, 2021 | by Tim Chuma
SNELSON: Comedy Is Dying #1 (2021) Review
Summary: If you are on board with the premise you will have a good time. They are trying to bait people with this one, don't fall for it.
OK I guess...
Melville Snelson is a former popular 1990s stand up comedian on the comeback trail after being cancelled on Twitter. While not based on any particular person or incident it is clear who they are basing this character on in particular and a lot of the story seems to be wish-fulfilment by the creators of what they would like to happen to that particular person.
The people working with the comedian on his tour don’t seem to have any problem with him, but as I was told once in the entertainment industry you often have to work with talented people who you don’t personally like to be able to make money.
From what I can find out about this series, it will be a five issue run for this one so it is short and snappy if you don’t want to commit to something for too long.
Touring performers have a lot of things that are not that glamourous including travel and accidents that they seem to be going into here. The comedy groupie scene is funny and disturbing and Snelson was warned by his crew, but due his huge ego he ignored the advice.
I had not heard anything about this one at all before but did recommend it to some people actually in the comedy scene for comment but did not hear back.
This is more of an adult-oriented story and as such I would recommend it to fans of comics and graphic novels with more gritty themes.
The creators are aiming to wind people up with this one, so consider yourself warned if you go into it and maybe give it is miss if controversial characters or topics upset you.
Writer: Paul Constant
Artist: Fred Harper
Colourist: Lee Loughridge
Lettering: Rob Steen
Publisher: Ahoy Comics
Published: 4 August, 2021