The Comedians of Comedy: Live at the El Rey (Patton Oswalt / Brian Posehn / Maria Bamford / Zach Galifianakis)
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Top Customer Reviews
This DVD follows these four comedians on their two week tour. Their nightly shows are spliced together with scenes of them in their bus on their way to that particular city.
Also throughout the episodes, it shows the comedians in interviews discussing comedy in America during her "time of need", interpersonal relationships, and anything else they could think of.
This DVD makes me laugh to tears every time. Literally.
But beyond that, this DVD shows a different side to comedy that we don't normally see and that is the comedians point of view. Patton Oswalt created this tour which is a bunch of comedy shows in "Indie rock" establishments to promote the idea that a comedian's career can be followed like a bands career. That is what this DVD is showing. So for those who need things spelled out for them (like R. Shultz) The Comedians of Comedy is SO FAR from frat humor its comedic that one would say this DVD contains the sense of humor of a frat guy. If anything, all the comedians on this DVD hate frat guys! They are simply doing what they love and really couldn't care less what other people think about their humor. Ok Im done with my preaching.
I liked it beary much.
As far as Patton Oswalt goes, I think he's done a great thing with this tour. He showcases comedians that are smart, edgy and not-so-mainstream. Brian Posehn and Maria Bamford are very funny. And Zach Galifinakis is plain nuts. Reminds me of Andy Kaufman when he wasn't on "Taxi". As for comparing Patton Oswalt's stand-up to his appearancees on "King of Queens", I've always maintained that he was slumming when he was on that show to pay the bills and be able to do things like we see on this DVD. He played the lovable, misunderstood, third-fiddle doughboy on TV, and did a fairly decent job of it. But it doesn't come even close to the razor-sharp wit he displays in his stand-up act.
I've only been to one frat party, and once was enough. But anyone who thinks of Zach Galifinakis as a sloppy frat boy would yearn for the yesteryear clean-cut humor of that wacky Skippy. Mr. Schultz, there's this show called "Saved by the Bell" you might want to check out...
What's not shown in most blurbs is that for a measly $10, a DVD-14 disc is included -
Side A - (DVD-9) - The Comedians of Comedy (Documentary/Reality Film)
+ Deleted scenes.
+ Making of.
+ Various bits from other rising Indie comedians.
Side B - (DVD-5) - "Live at the El Rey" (Comedy concert)
Comedy is very subjective, but for anyone with any interest at all in intelligent, alternative, dry or quirky humor, then this DVD will not disappoint.
It's difficult to choose a favorite comedian, since they're all capable of pulling big laughs but I personally found Maria Bamford to be a fascinating and truly unique comic and possibly the best character impersonator I've ever witnessed. It truly surprises me that we haven't seen more of her on TV and film but that can also be said of the others too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was a very good and interesting documentary. It's pretty long and has some good laughs. I recommend this dvd.Published on April 21, 2013 by Steven
I enjoyed the documentary from a sociological viewpoint. I wore a safety mask and sanitized the surrounding area after the credits.Published on July 11, 2012 by GIBG
I read a couple of review before writing this and the one that infuriated me was titled "Innocence Lost" by R. Schultz. Read morePublished on November 27, 2011 by V. Gera
It seems to me that people are expecting something different when they buy this than what they get. I am not sure what they are expecting, but these are funny people with what... Read morePublished on January 31, 2011 by Tom Foolery
This DVD seems to get mixed reviews on here, and I think the biggest problem occurs when viewers don't know what they're getting into. Read morePublished on September 15, 2009 by A. Oberkrieser
THis is just great entertainment, the kind you cant get on tv, unless you have premium cable or something, what am I a bush crony government contractor? Read morePublished on October 5, 2007 by A. CAINS
Avoid this DVD unless you enjoy hanging around frat parties after everyone has gotten sloppy drunk.
It's not that the comedians featured on this DVD are actually drunk. Read more