Neil Hamburger has been referred to as "America's Funnyman," "the world's 'worst' stand-up comedian," and as having a sense of humor "drier than the Sahara." Full of awkward moments, the anti-comedian alter ego of Gregg Turkington (who did, in fact, live in Tempe for some time) comes up with awful one-liners that make fun of celebrity personalities at every opportunity. His distinctly old-man mannerisms -- clearing his throat incessantly and drinking like a fish, in combination with his over greased comb-over and horribly cheesy tuxes -- make him either hysterical or just plain pathetic. You either love him or you hate him. Or better yet, you love to hate him.
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Moments before last Saturday's show at Yucca Tap Room, Hamburger took a few moments to lure New Times into Yucca's storage room to discuss his preferred cocktails, cornbread, and advice for the youth of Tempe.
Catch a video recording of the interview after the jump.