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The Best of Insomniac Uncensored (Vol. 1) (2001)

Dave Attell , Dave Hamilton  |  NR |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Dave Attell
  • Directors: Dave Hamilton
  • Producers: Dave Hamilton, Cristin Cricco, Mala Chapple, Stacey Offman, Stephanie Edmonds
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Comedy Central
  • DVD Release Date: February 4, 2003
  • Run Time: 30 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000087F5T
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #147,888 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Best of Insomniac Uncensored (Vol. 1)" on IMDb

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This is commedian/host Attell's uncensored look at local nightlife in all its raw and gritty glory. He checks out local hot spots, neighborhood bars and the twisted activities of people who work and play long past midnight.

Comedian Dave Attell, host of Comedy Central's Insomniac, knows how to turn wanderlust into an unbroken string of all-night partying. In this Best of Insomniac volume, Attel hits no fewer than five major North American cities using the same game plan: Stake out a comedy club, then prowl the streets for girls to chat up, guys to taunt, bars to close, and assorted weird, weird stuff to see, all inexplicably taking place while most of the continent is taking its beauty rest. The garrulous Attell insinuates his way into late-night karate lessons in New York, ice-fishing in Montreal, a geek-heavy sci-fi convention in Chicago, and the usual blur of human revelry on New Orleans's Bourbon Street. If a random encounter turns into a memory, great; if not, we just move on. Highlights include a dog-friendly pub, fishy initiation rites, and capricious nudity. --Tom Keogh

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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I love this show, but the DVD is not worth the money March 12, 2003
Insomniac is one of my favorite TV shows. I love watching each week as Dave tours city after city in his own twisted alchoholic comedian type persona. If I visited these towns, these are the places I would go. It's a great idea and a great show.
But this DVD gives us nothing new. No new footage at all, just the original shows uncensored. We get to hear the bleeped cussing and we get to see a little nudity. But, like another reviewer said, the show really isn't about that, and honestly, the nudity we do get to see is not really worth seeing (Okay, the chick in Montreal is nice, but otherwise it's nothing exciting).
I was really hoping for some behind the scenes stuff. Maybe bloopers, out takes, and deleted scenes, or stuff so shocking or sexy it had to be cut out all together on the TV edition. I was hoping to see Brian the cameraman. All you get on this DVD is the exact same show you saw on TV without the Bleeps and the Blurs.
And who picked these cities as the best of season one anyway? The New York episode on this DVD is from season 2, and it is the worst of the three times Dave has done New York. The two New York episodes that really were in Season one were both great, and where is Memphis. That was the best epsiode from season one, hands down!
Anyway, love the show, love Dave Attell, totally dissapointed in the DVD.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An All Out Party that Lasts All Night Long... July 30, 2003
After hearing his comedy album only a few days ago, I knew that I would have to check out his show, "Insomniac with Dave Attell." The guy's funny, sarcastic and very entertaining. So I knew the show would be good. After seeing an episode of the new season, I decided to get the DVD "The Best of Insomniac with Dave Attell: Volume 1." The show goes to show you that the fun and hijinx of comedy doesn't end when the act or set is over.
Dave Attell is the host and takes you on a journey full of booze, women, interesting people and wild parties. As soon as his comedy act is over, that's when he takes you for a ride you won't forget. And what's great is that this is an uncensored look, meaning that the language and other shenanigans that could never air on Comedy Central without being bleeped or blurred is here. Get ready to enjoy the nightlife as you cruise around with Dave in the cities of Chicago, Houston, New Orleans, New York and Montreal.
The show is very original and unique. It doesn't fail to entertain for a second. It's 107 minutes long, giving you tons of material to watch. Although it would've been nice to have the complete season of the show, this is still a nice thing to have. And you know there will be a Volume 2 coming out in the near future.
"The Best of Insomniac with Dave Attell: Volume 1" is more than enjoyable. It's funny, edgy, entertaining and memorable. If you've seen the show on Comedy Central or love Dave Attell, then check out this DVD as soon as you can. I can hardly wait for a Volume 2 and I would love it if a complete season would be released on DVD. Still, this DVD is not too shabby.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but I'd prefer a season dvd June 25, 2003
Insomniac has to be one of the best shows on Comedy Central after South Park. Who wouldn't like to seea comic go to bars, strip clubs, visit weird people and places all still open in the wee hours of the night. This compilation of Insomniac episodes is okay, but it isn't exactly the best. I could've picked better episodes than Montreal, New Orleans, Houston, Chicago, and the third New York episode. It contains no special features except the fact that it is uncensored. Most fans will enjoy seeing some of th eflashers on the street and the one chick at the porn convention in Montral. I did enjoy seeing Dave have a conversation with a man in Texas about a certain B word you can't say on TV, and hearing the profanity yelling at The Weiner's Circle restraunt in Chicago. The DVD includes no extra footage or bloopers which is a big downer. The only other real flaw is that on the back it shows four pictures from Dave's first trip to New York, an episode not on the DVD. Other than that, a DVD worth watching only if you never watch it on TV, other than that, you can probably watch these episodes on TV soon, censored.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stay awake for Dave! July 19, 2003
INSOMNIAC is probably one of the best travel shows produced! A blur of streets, bars, and clubs all across the country - it shows more of what you will see in a city if you head there. No exotic places, just real people doing there own thing late at night. All hosted by regular funny guy Dave Attell! He's a likable comedian that seems more like the guy next door. Here is REALITY TV finally! Well ... there is one notable production illusion. The show is shot over two nights and not one! But why fault it for that white lie? The DVD holds 5 episodes from the series. No notable extras are here except that no body parts are blurred and no language bleeped. It's not a whole season, and there is little insight into the show itself. But what could you offer? Maybe outtakes and bloopers! Commentary seems a little useless for a documentary show that is 100% commentary in itself. Behind the scenes could be nice. But I'll settle for no commercials and 5 strong episodes of one of my favorite shows!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Funny February 5, 2003
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If you like Insomniac, then this DVD is a must. If you've never seen the show, then this DVD is a great way to start because it includes all of the best episodes. Watching it without the bleeps and blurbs makes a huge difference. Totally hilarious - especially Montreal and Chicago.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The best show out there.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your cash/time
I really thought this was going to be a purchase that would be fun to watch, wrong!. I'm going to return purchase for refund.
Published 4 months ago by bill kenney
4.0 out of 5 stars Reminiscing Old Times
Several years ago I used to stay up late at night watching "Insomniac with Dave Attell." Eventually the series went off the air (or cable) and didn't get to see it again. Read more
Published 15 months ago by bounzer
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Haven't found this show or seen it in multiple years and it came just as described and not a single scratch
Published 18 months ago by Bmxforlife420
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
He is comedy magic. Great show and if you love Dave attell like I do you will love this DVD.
Published on April 26, 2012 by Pen
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!
Dave Attell is one of the best comedians I love his stand up and I love this show. You love Dave Attell you must own this DVD.
Published on March 5, 2012 by Matthew Steven Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Show Makes Up For Average DVD
I bought this DVD a few years back, before I got into online shopping and when mall stocks were limited and overpriced. Read more
Published on March 7, 2010 by Jimmy
5.0 out of 5 stars Kick the Sandman in his sack
I love the show and the DVD is cool because it's not censored. There's no Hollywood BS, it's just a guy and a camera going around the city, looking for that towns interesting... Read more
Published on July 26, 2005 by Winston Smith
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great
At least 1/2 of each episode is just Dave at a bar, which isn't really all that entertaining. In each episode, there is one really good piece, an ok piece, and the rest you could... Read more
Published on July 2, 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars A good packaging of a great show
I was a little dissappointed by some of the episodes Comedy Central decided to put on this DVD (say Montreal, as an example). Read more
Published on September 8, 2003 by GFX
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