William Lee Martin is middle aged, middle class, living in the middle of his city, the middle of the state of Texas and the middle of America. The way he sees it, 10% of the U.S. is on the far, far left – 10% of the country is on the far, far left. This leaves 80% of Americans, the vast majority in the middle wishing the other 20% would shut up so we can all get on with our lives. And from the reaction of the audience during the recording of his new television special, apparently a lot of people agree.
That’s the theme of the latest comedy television special, Comedian William Lee Martin: Standing in the Middle from the Texan as he talks about life, being married, raising his five kids, and surviving blue-collar, middle-class America that is always changing.