America’s Funnyman yuks (and yucks) it up about bitter shopping-mall Santas, the nightmare that is New Year’s Eve and his star-studded new album.
Neil Hamburger is the definition of a lovable loser. The comic lounge singer with the tin voice and worst combover in show business has returned from the depths of clinical depression with a new holiday album. It is as sad as it is hilarious. The alter ego of comic Gregg Turkington, Neil Hamburger knows a thing or two about life, loss, love and even more loss.
HUSTLERMagazine.com caught up with Hamburger, aka America’s Funnyman, at a sleazy motel just off the 405 freeway to discuss eggnog as a marital aid, alcoholic shopping mall Santas and his star-studded new album, Neil Hamburger Presents Seasonal Depression Suite.
HUSTLERMagazine.com: Are you okay being interviewed by us?
Neil Hamburger: You know… I am.
Do you have any history with the magazine?
Twenty years ago, I spoke to a young man from HUSTLER. We went to Trader Vic’s bar in Beverly Hills. We had a few drinks and talked. They printed a picture of me in HUSTLER. You have all those photos of beautiful women in HUSTLER. Then there was a full page devoted to me and I thought, The poor readers. How their blood must have run cold when they were flipping through the pages and instead of the women, they saw me.