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Greg Giraldo: Midlife Vices (2009)

Greg Giraldo  |  NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Greg Giraldo
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Comedy Central
  • DVD Release Date: October 20, 2009
  • Run Time: 67 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002L9N4Z6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,381 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Greg Giraldo is one of the hottest comics in the country. Socially provocative and yet broadly funny, Greg has become one of the most versatile and highly entertaining comics working today. DVD Features: - Comedy Central Presents Special - Never Before Seen Adult Content Pilot

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4.8 out of 5 stars
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4.8 out of 5 stars
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting November 4, 2009
He skillfully tricks you into believing he's just your average comedian whose performance is ridden with cliche narratives of the American cultural landscape. But you'll soon find you've been fooled. I find the more aware a comedian, the better he is. He must take risks with the audience. Sometimes he must trust that his audience is not vanilla but again we're not sick pervs either. With awareness of this, Giraldo is able to become several great comedians at once with material that is crude (Stanhope) and political (Maher, Stewart). He also does numerous pieces that make fun of our use of language, reminiscent of the late Carlin. Nevertheless Giraldo is not just a mish-mesh of other comedians, he masterly weaves everything in a special way. Each joke is not random, he's telling a story that hopefully should vibrate with the younger generations.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny as Hell. October 18, 2009
at first, I was skeptical bout this release. having only seen Greg when he was roasting someone. but after watching this dvd. I was relieved to see that Greg Girado has a presence on stage. I'm not going to give out any jokes because that would just be mean. but check it out. you will laugh your ass off.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review; Greg Giraldo: Midlife Vices October 23, 2009
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Many of the philosophers of our day are comedians, and Greg Giraldo proves the truth in this statement. Admittedly, some of his material can be a little blue or might seem a bit irreverent, but this just gives his material the edge that lets you know it was created from real experiences. Like any good book or piece of art, each time you come back to it, with more maturity, there is something new to appreciate. Every piece of work Greg has done that I've seen, way back to his first Comedy Central work has been great in this way, and "Midlife Vices" keeps this tradition going. I highly recommend this product.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny....Funnier Still in Retrospect December 2, 2011
Some of his political stuff went from being goofy when he performed it to actually topical as I watch it now.

How about this:

Obama said he had to make a deal with his wife to stop smoking so she would let him run for president.

GG: If that were true then how could he possibly negotiate with rogue nations, etc. etc.

LMAO
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5.0 out of 5 stars WHAT A TALENT THIS MAN WAS! January 5, 2011
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I gave this DVD to my teenage son as a gift, and watched it with him a couple of weeks ago. What a talented man this Greg Giraldo was - and what a shame that he is dead at such a young age. This was one of the funniest, edgiest stand-up routines I've ever seen in my life. I recommend it to anyone who is NOT a total fuddy-dud!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Terrific Special from One of Comedy's Most Underrated January 21, 2012
When it comes to great standup comedians, you probably won't hear the name Greg Giraldo. In his short career, Midlife Vices was his only "official" one hour special. He also recorded a comedy album entitled Good Day To Cross A River, but this is the only one that exists in both DVD and CD form. Greg Giraldo died on September 29, 2010 and the world lost one of its most talented, underrated comedians. Many comedians are considered underrated and are taken too soon, but some (such as Bill Hicks) find their audience after their death. It's been over a year since Giraldo's untimely demise at the age of 44 and his talent and brilliance has yet to be rightfully acknowledged.

Giraldo is most known for his work on the Comedy Central Roasts. This platform is where most people became acquainted with him and the reason why many obituaries referred to him as an "insult comic." Giraldo was certainly well-versed in insult comedy and his witty, offensive jabs at Jeff Foxworthy, Pamela Anderson, William Shatner, Flavor Flav, Bob Saget, Larry the Cable Guy, Joan Rivers, and David Hasselhoff are some of the funniest five minute clips you could hope to find. His final Roast appearance was on the Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff and what a way to go out that was. Closing that roast, his five minutes of destroying everyone on that dais is some of the most bitingly funny five minutes I've ever had the pleasure of seeing. While his presence and, more importantly, his jokes elevated those specials and a simple youtube search of his appearances will make you wish you could hire him to insult people you don't like, it's unfortunate that his legacy has been mostly relegated to those appearances.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another funnyman/philosopher gone too soon September 30, 2010
As of this writing, all that is known about Greg Giraldo's death is that he accidentally overdosed on what are said to have been prescription drugs. With that in mind, watching his dvds and listening to his cds now, of course, have lost a bit of their humor - why does this end seem to be so common for funnymen? Whether it's Belushi, Bruce, (a little bit more slowly but no less deadly) Pryor, the list goes on and on. Maybe these new age philosophers have to be medicated to be able to talk about the kind of things they have to talk about, night after night. I don't know, but it's a sick, sad world out there, and Greg's humor addressed it, more often than not. It may not have been as legend making as Lenny Bruce's or Richard Pryor's yet - whereas Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor both roared onto the stage and howled their way through routines that left you wondering whether you'd just had a religious experience, Greg tended to saunter onstage, a little wired (but surely on nothing worse than coffee and cigarettes, right?), and basically announce, "Okay, @#!$%!s,let's see who gets on whose nerves, first, okay?", and then he'd stand there and make you feel like an idiot for believing so much of what we do is important to the grand scheme of Things, and you'd sit there going, "Yeah, we are all a-holes!" -, but he was on his way with a fanbase of individuals who wanted to hear just how screwed up a country (America) had to be to be able to trivialize Death by throwing it into the title of a dessert, and noting that our country will never be able to make do with compact cars because we won't get off our fat asses and exercise, and therefore, the average American family will not fit into a compact car at one time. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A brilliant comedian lost far too soon.
Published 2 months ago by Robert Samson
5.0 out of 5 stars Miss u Greg
The funniest I've ever seen. Very raunchy!
Published 2 months ago by Raymond Soto
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best comics
This show will definitely have you laughing. Greg Giraldo is one of the best comedians
out there today (yes, i know he's dead). He's topical and extremely funny. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Philip J. Scherrens
5.0 out of 5 stars R.I.P.
Greg was one of the best stand up comedians i've seen. Stand up comedy is my favorite entertainment and i have been watching him since he won last comic standing.
Published 19 months ago by vince marino
5.0 out of 5 stars hilarious
Greg was sterling in this show. What a horrible loss to the comedy community (let alone his family) to have lost him at such a young age. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Yeager
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for any stand-up comedy fan
With Giraldo's untimely death in September of 2010, this one-hour special became even more important, in terms of his place in stand-up comedy history. Read more
Published 21 months ago by penny
5.0 out of 5 stars Miss you already...
I was most familiar with Greg Giraldo's work from his many appearances on Comedy Central's roasts. I absolutely loved his brand of humor, so when I saw that he had his own DVD, I... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Delta T
5.0 out of 5 stars Giraldo rocks!
Giraldo was the best. It's so sad he's gone. all the best comics seem to die young. Patrice, Hedburg, Hicks.. the list goes on & on. Read more
Published on April 2, 2012 by bigboy
5.0 out of 5 stars TOO MANY LAUGHS !!!!
GREAT LAUGHTER AT ANY TIME.
I SAW THIS GENT ON THE COMEDY CHANNEL AND HAD TO HAVE THE DVD TO SHARE WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS. Read more
Published on March 14, 2012 by John G. Griffiths
5.0 out of 5 stars Freaking Hilarious!
I bought this for a present not seeing anything he has done other that the Comedy Central Roasts. This performance was freaking hilarious! Read more
Published on February 28, 2012 by KDII
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