Morning, Noon and Night
Who’d have thought this edgy performer would ever settle down? Yet in Morning, Noon, and Night, Gray embraces midlife fatherhood, monogamy, and lawn mowing. Following the strained ski metaphors and self-induced traumas of It’s a Slippery Slope — wherein the raconteur detailed how he dumped his new wife after impregnating his girlfriend — here Gray moves in with said girlfriend and starts to ”play at being the ‘family man.”’ But since domesticity actually agrees with him, Gray lacks grist for his trademark run-on ruminations — so he indulges in annoying riffs on ATM machines and Barney. For better or worse, Gray’s traded his neurotic Manhattanite shtick for solipsism in the suburbs.