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Dennis Miller - The Raw Feed
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Raw Feed, though, is weak by Miller standards. Recorded on the eve -- almost literally -- of the Iraq war, Dennis's takes and predictions, five years later, seem...well...uninformed. Only a handful of jokes got a laugh of me. The rest ranged from cute to painfully "esoteric" (as he would put it.)
If you're a liberal, and you cannot laugh at the causes you hold most dear, don't watch Raw Feed. You'll just be upset. For the rest of you, especially Miller fans, it's worth a rental but don't buy it. You'll probably not watch it a second time.
Dennis Miller is a rare breed of entertainer. He talks to you, not at you. He doesn't espouse slogans and chants, he speaks with clarity, reason and incredible wit. Even when he's not particularly funny, he speaks with the mind of someone who; at the very least, is incredibly observant. He completely brushes aside the agendas of the whiny left and the argumentative right and breaks it all down the middle with common sense. He leans in neither direction but instead steps back and views the world from an objective stand point and even when you disagree with him, you still hang on every word because he speaks like someone who thinks constructively and free of the sheepishness of a good number of people. And, to top it all off, he is very funny.
What can I say... I'm sold.
If you are totally close-minded to all but the far left wing, this DVD will undoubtedly offend you. If, on the other hand, you think it is refreshing to see a comedian take a logical (if politically incorrect) stand in the post-9/11 world (with bonus points for a pointedly hilarious anti-French monologue), this is the best DVD money can buy. I would give it five stars were it not for the sometimes excessive language that renders it unsuitable for all audiences.
You all know darn well that if Miller were cracking jokes for the Democrats and the liberal point of view, you'd be cheering him on like the sign-waving rah-rah crowd at a DNC convention. Don't kid yourselves, and don't take away from Miller's obvious talent.
I don't agree with everything Miller says, either. But the guy is funny. More than that, he is very evidently intelligent, and he is a comedian that makes you think. We need more people like Dennis around. His analysis of current events is razor-sharp as usual, and his witty comments slice through them effortlessly.
There is a sprinkling of profanity (quite a few f-words), but Miller uses these for emphasis, and most of the time, it feels appropriate.
I dock this one star for being somewhat dated already with topical jokes such as the "impending" war on Iraq. But Dennis' humor is nothing if not topical, so this sort of thing is inevitable. Although dated somewhat, his jokes on subjects such as this are still funny.
Here is a guy that, agree with him or not, is probably the most THINKING comedian of our time. And I love him for it.
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Typical Dennis Miller. He can be a bit complex as he comes at you with his brand of humor and then bam, it hits you and you laugh out loud. Read morePublished 9 months ago by MIKE O'Donnell
Another great show from Dennis Miller - the thinking person's cynic.Published 10 months ago by Kayak Jay
Dennis was great but the taping was much older than I realized so the news was old. But he gets a 3 from me, keep on with your outlook on current events.Published 10 months ago by Trayce
Vintage Miller. Worth a trip back in time to appreciate his clarity of thinking.Published 11 months ago by Richard
Mr. Miller may be a great comedian but his opening is so poor his audience may never know. I couldn't get that far so I turned it off.Published 11 months ago by Kindle Customer
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