Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show 2008 R CC

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Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days and 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland chronicles the journey of Vince Vaughn and four stand-up comedians as they traverse the country performing in a live variety show.

Starring:
Vince Vaughn, Ahmed Ahmed
Runtime:
1 hour, 41 minutes

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Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show

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Product Details

Genres Documentary, Comedy
Director Ari Sandel
Starring Vince Vaughn, Ahmed Ahmed
Supporting actors John Caparulo, Bret Ernst, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jon Favreau, Dwight Yoakam, Peter Billingsley, Keir O'Donnell, Justin Long, Buck Owens
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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It was really funny.
Joshua Glowzinski
Just as I'm starting to think THIS scene might go somewhere, we've moved again.
Michelle Pettit
I watch 30 min and turned it off.
Elaine Bushkov

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John J. Petersen on June 6, 2008
Format: DVD
This is a movie documenting Vince Vaughn's Comedy Show as they travel through the heart of America. Vaughn hand-picked 4 relative unknowns from the Comedy Shop in L.A. It plays out as more of a reality show, albeit a very funny show at that. At times the comedians show their inexperience as they let a few unruly fans shake their nerves; behind the scenes Vince will calm their nerves and give advice. As the tour moves on the comedians gain more experience and their confidence grows. Their are numerous entertainers (mostly actors from some of Vaughn's movies) who irregularly travel with the Show. But the focus remains on Vaughn & his 4 comedians.

A funny and entertaining documentary.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scott Schiefelbein VINE VOICE on December 6, 2008
Format: DVD
Talk about an outstanding premise! Vince Vaughn, one of the most reliably-funny comic actors of his time, gives you a back-stage pass as he leads a bunch of young, talented comics on a thirty-shows-in-thirty-days romp across the country. Vaughn clearly knows funny, and the homage to Buffalo Bill's old wild west shows promises an instant classic.

Unfortunately, that promise remains largely undelivered, for the sad fact is that the four comics Vaughn showcases are, well, not all that funny. You can see the equivalent in virtually any college town on a Friday night, and that isn't good enough to carry this film. The sad thing is that these four guys all see themselves as great comics. One of them even complains that, given his credentials, he should be headlining big concerts "like the guys in the '80s." If he's comparing himself to the comic rock stars of that era - Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Steven Wright, or (God help him) Eddie Murphy, the guy is living in a world all his own. The stand-up comic giants of the '80s sold out stadiums because they were so funny you were imitating their routines weeks later. There's nothing on this DVD that rises to the level of comic gold.

Unless, that is, you're a Vince Vaughn fan. This guy somehow balances his comic genius with an ordinary-guy sensibility so that you never begrudge him his vast success. It's clear that Vaughn appreciates where he is and never forgets his humble beginnings. So it's a great treat to see him working with old friends, like Jon Favreau and Peter Billingsly. One of the most charming moments in the film comes when Vaughn and Billingsly reprise a scene from an after-school special they made about steroid abuse in their younger days - it's a scene both funny and touching.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roland E. Zwick on October 22, 2008
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In 2005, actor Vince Vaughn gathered together a handful of comedians from The Comedy Store in Hollywood - Ahmed Ahmed, John Caparulo, Bret Ernst and Sebastian Maniscalco - built an extended stand-up show around their acts, then took it on the road for a 30-city-in-30-day whirlwind tour across the United States, starting in Los Angeles and ending in Chicago, with 28 stops in between. Vaughn also brought a few documentary filmmakers along for the ride, the result being "Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show," an at best fair-to-middling account of that event.

Some of the backstage stuff is of moderate interest - particularly the comics offering a free show to some Hurricane Katrina refugees and Ernst's touching reflections on his older brother who died of AIDS. But one can only hope that we're not being treated to the best of the on-stage material here. For if truth be told, there aren't nearly as many laughs to be gleaned from these performances as one might expect given the caliber of talent involved. At best, the routines elicit a few hearty chuckles, along with a surprising number of humor-deprived dead spots. The behind-the-scenes activities are marginally more entertaining (the interviews with the boys' families are sometimes quite informative and amusing), but the movie doesn't provide nearly the depth of insight into the world of standup comedy that, say, Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedian" did a few years back.

Still the guys in the group are likable enough and their camaraderie ultimately becomes infectious, earning the movie at least a lukewarm recommendation, especially for devotees of the subject.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Rosabal on October 31, 2013
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Given the title, you would think this movie is a comedy special. However, it is documentary about the roadshow and it's stars. It does have some amazing moments of stand up and sketches which makes the movie totally worth watching. You will finish the film with some insight into the tour, but more importantly with a decent sampling of stand up from some amazingly talented comedians. I definitely go out and support Sebastian Maniscalo, Bret Ernst, and John Caparulo when the visit the local comedy venues.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James R. Peters on October 11, 2013
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I have to admit, as a huge Vince Vaughn fan, I am a tad biased. I laughed throughout this entire special and really was touched at the end. It was an amazing journey, with the curtain pulled back allowing great insight into the thinking of the comics. What a great ride, 30 cities in 30 days! It was a pleasure to see their comedy, but also meet their families and learn about their comedic journey. A must see for true fans of stand up comedy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Redding on January 29, 2013
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I rented this video as I am a huge Sebastian Maniscalco fan. It was filmed as a sort of behind the scenes movie combined with comedy show footage. It gave me a great respect for what a comedian does night after night. Plus it was good to see a few other actors who were also helping these comedians get their start. I found it very entertaining! A must see for any comedy fan!
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