Harland Williams: A Force of Nature 2013 NR CC

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(17) IMDb 5.3/10
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HARLAND WILLIAMS has done it again! On the fringe of genius, on the outer edge of bizarre, on the far horizon of fall-down funny, Harland takes comedy to a whole new frontier!

Starring:
Harland Williams
Runtime:
54 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

Harland Williams: A Force of Nature

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Tom Stern
Starring Harland Williams
Studio Image Entertainment
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

I'm so glad he went for this.
Christopher B. Pederson
I think I know why they took the audience out of the special, and it is probably because they would not laugh at this material.
Spencer L
I laughed hard a few times at the beginning.
damien

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 19, 2013
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Harland is my favorite comedian, but this isn't his best. The lack of audience for him to pay off of, and judge his material doesn't help. The way he normally banters with the audience is my favorite part.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Sanders on October 6, 2013
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Harland Williams pulls off this unique concept of doing stand up to himself in the desert pretty well. It's an entertaining show, and if you start getting bored, Harland will SUNFLOWER SEED your ass! And if you need good vibes, he sprinkles CINNAMON!!! I'd watch this again later - very funny stuff.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Lydia Dietrich on August 6, 2013
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In this case, it's because the cover is the ONLY thing funny about this dvd!

I'm sorry to say that. I gave it a shot, I wanted to like it. However, this really looked much more like a desperate flailing than "comic genius"...

I've heard this film described as "genius", "bold", "inventive", "courageous"...because of THIS??? Are we talking about the same DVD? I wanted to believe that perhaps it was a slow-starter...I got maybe a chuckle and a half out of it, TOPS...And the guy whom I was watching this with couldn't stand seeing any more. So much so, he actually got up to shut it off well before it finished. So I have to judge based on what I saw. It never hit it's stride from what I did see, so it's pretty safe to assume it never charged out the gate at any point.

WAS this an attempt to re-invent stand up?? OR...Could it be, perhaps, he's REALLY out all alone on a barren desert mountaintop because he's trying to hide the fact that he CAN'T wrangle up an audience? At least, not for THAT material anyway. So, perhaps those lauding him with those above adjectives of praise are themselves fooled? (Or perhaps some of those overly enthusiastic 5 star reviews are SHILLS...nudge-nudge, wink-wink)

But I will credit him for solving an age-long riddle to life: If an unfunny joke is uttered where no one is around to hear it...it's STILL unfunny!

The crickets wouldn't even muster up a chirp during the everlong gaps of awkward silence between "jokes", what does THAT tell you about what "Mother Nature" thinks of his little foray? lol But, this time, a foray against which, I wonder? Of nature or of comedy? LOL

I agree with the other reviewer: stand-up comics need audiences MUCH MORE than audiences need them...
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Daniel on June 5, 2013
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For your own good, don't buy this. It was just a chore to watch. I may have laughed out loud (barely) once or twice, but most of it just comes across as an insane, desperate comedian, ranting to himself in the desert. Why would you do a comedy special without an audience? Harland says it's because viewers shouldn't need to hear an audience laughing to know where to laugh...unfortunately, stand up comedians need audiences a lot more than viewers do. I don't know exactly why, maybe it's because laughter is contagious, maybe it's because it throws off his timing, I don't know. But one thing I do know is that this just wasn't funny. Save yourself the money, time, and regret...and if you really want this DVD, I'll let mine go for a buck or two. Like new condition, I guarantee it will have only been watched once.
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The idea is sound. Comedy without the assistance of an audience, my problem is not the jokes they are ok. Not Harland's best but they are ok. The problem is Harland continually breaks the very concept by constantly saying "huh?" as if he is awaiting an audience's response. I could forgive some nature dead silence as he transitions or holds for what he ordinary would suspect were laughs, but his desire to fill the silence caused by his own choice of venue destroys this for me. I think a stronger comic could do this to perfect, or even a more elaborate comic. For as much as Harland is proving that funny doesn't need an Ed Mcmahon telling you when to giggle, he needs the noise to help him face the desolation of his surroundings. His best more fluid stuff happens when nature provide him the audience he claims he doesn't need. If you are a REALLY big Harland fan, get it. If you are just curious of the idea, rent it. Someone will do this better, but give credit to he who did it first.
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By Skyler on November 25, 2013
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I don't understand why some people didn't find this funny but find Tosh.0 funny? This was hysterical. I Never laughed so hard during any stand up and not having the audience made it even funnier. Went to see him live the night after we watched this and it was even funnier in person!! Loved it! I just feel sorry for those who don't find it funny..you are all missing the point.
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Was pretty good the first time Harland did the joke but a Lot of this is repeats,

STILL GOOD!!

I laughed hard a few times at the beginning.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By See Spike Run on February 12, 2013
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In a world of copycats and cookie-cutter observation humor, thank God there's still a place for oddball funnymen like Martin Short, Chris Elliott, and Harland Williams. Harland is like NO ONE else, and this DVD is a great way to enjoy that unique Harland humor. The enitre thing is Harland in a nutshell - strange, funny,unafraid. He's the kid in 3rd grade who acts up for laughs. The teachers all told us to "just ignore" those kids, but we knew they were hilarious.
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