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Also, this is called a documentary of him returning home, but that's inaccurate, it's a stand-up show with cuts of his family and hometown interspersed.
There are several sidesplitting jokes to be enjoyed by all. The jokes are indeed quite funny, but I have to say that I have heard very similar jokes told by Richard Pryor. In fact, the similarities extend into Eddie's physical humour. Perhaps it evidence of Pryor's influence on comedians that came after him that there should be such striking similarities.
As is customary with Griffin performances, it's all about the jokes. There is precious little socio-plitical commentary. that is okay though, because the jokes are good enough to keep you interested. I for one, prefer to watch satirists and socio-political commentators of high calibre (eg Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Michael Colyar). Eddie is the funniest guy I know who does little commentary.
I would strictly rate this dvd at 70%, but our 5 star rating system does not permit. Worth watching
This was my first look at Eddie Griffin, and I was surprised at how hilarious he can be. Here, as inbetween the concert snippets, he has taken the viewers back home where he visits and interviews family and his old school where the “dream” started.
This guy has an ability to reenact scenes with family with such clarity; he is loud, boistrous, animated, and hysterical. Watch, as he reenacts how his uncle shoots up heroine. And, listen, how truly hilarious he describes the "discipline" his mother gave. He can impersonate celebrities, in a different light. . Griffin's act is with non-stop humor as he takes over the stage.
Yes, we get to know several family members. But please, you can do without Porn Uncle and his album of explicit images and his porn collection. Some family members are in the audience. But, don’t embarrass your mama, please. Some of that explicit sex talk can be eliminated……. If anything while your mama is in the audience, blushing.
Yes, I believe there are 100 uses of that dreaded "N" word which no one, absolutely no one, is allowed to say, but African Americans. Again, that word has been so ingrained in certain comic acts, it is beginning to sound like "bambi". … Rizzo
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Blisteringly funny is best how to describe this DVD. Richard Pryor calls Griffin "the funniest man alive". Griffin brings it in this hilarious and raunchy gem! Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mark J. House
want to be the talk of the town the life of the neighborhood then this is the movie for you as Richard Pryor once said Eddie Griffin is the funniest man in the world;If you like... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Sandra Beaver Boyd
ok to much bad language after a while the lang really became trashy , it was to the point it became too muchPublished 21 months ago by lildee
Now don't get me wrong this show was funny most of the time. But the profanity was ridiculous!!!! I don't care how old you are; still never used that kind of language in front... Read morePublished on January 16, 2014 by kindlight
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