Zach Galifianakis: Live At The Purple Onion UNRATED CC

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A master of the one-liner with an absurd rambling style, Zach's sharp, resonating humor makes his show at the famed Purple Onion in San Francisco one of the funniest performances in recent comedy.

Starring:
Zach Galifianakis, Joe Wagner
Runtime:
1 hour 1 minute

Zach Galifianakis: Live At The Purple Onion

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Product Details

Genres Documentary, Comedy
Director Michael Blieden
Starring Zach Galifianakis, Joe Wagner
Supporting actors Brian Unger
Studio Shout Factory
MPAA rating Unrated
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day 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 wasn't very funny.
Eric
I tried to watch the whole thing, but it just got boring watching him make faces at the camera.
brian guiry
I just didn't think this was that funny.
Jay

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42 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Danny O. on August 16, 2007
Format: DVD
Zach Galifiankis is the truth.

His style of comedy isn't stand-up comedy, it's entertainment. Zach Galifiankis is one of very few comedians who can entertain you in ways funnier than 99% of the stand-behind-the-mic for 30 minutes on a Comedy Central special comedians. I'm not knocking those comics, some are very funny, but Zach's not a "Hey, my girlfriend is so different from me because.." kind of guy. He puts on a great show, and it's rare to find someone with the ability to take you on a ride like this because it's not the cookie-cutter comedy that TV networks throw sitcoms at.

His brother, Seth Galifiankis, is also hilarious here. Interview segments with NPR's Brian Unger (I know, what!?) are nothing less than brilliant, who else but Zach and Seth could pull the whole thing off? The outtakes and deleted scenes are a must, they're not just extra content to fill up the disc. Replay value on both the main feature and the extras is very high.

Buy two, because if you're like me, you'll immediately want to give this as a gift to let others experience it. For $12.99, you shouldn't think twice about buying this.

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About me..
I like: Mitch Hedberg, Dave Attell, Jim Gaffigan
I dislike: Carlos Mencia
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Justin Sluss on March 18, 2007
Format: DVD
Great comedian, Great performance and presentation almost like a movie at times. Love his alter-ego fake brother Seth, he cracks me, my friends, interviewer Brian Unger and I'm sure the rest of the world CRACK THE HELL up.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By eli see on February 16, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Zach Galifianakis (I hope I'm spelling that right) is hysterical... and kinda scary. However, he's scary in the best of ways. He is a train wreck, but a hilariously love-able, inventive train-wreck. The little skit he does about his "brother" in this is flawless. He's an amazing actor. I know people know him as the idiot, but he can actually play a fairly wide range of characters. For a second I was all like, "Wait, is this his actual brother?" Maybe I'm just retarded. Ha. Nonetheless, it's hilarious. The only downside is at times it seems he just kind of improvises, and it's still pretty funny, but it gets kinda repetitive and dull after awhile. However, the funny parts are REAALLLY funny (which is most of it!). Plus you get to see his real side, which is still pretty funny. And it shows that he's kind of a normal person (kind of), which just shows how talented he really is. I mean, I legitimately believed he was a bipolar / unstable / schizophrenic drunk at times. Then again, maybe I'm just retarded. Anyways, I highly recommend this. Plus, Amazon always has the best deals. So buy!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Roli on June 16, 2008
Format: DVD
I read a lot of reviews on here before I bought this DVD and it made me kind of nervous. A good portion of the negative reviews (and even some positive reviews) said steer clear of this DVD if you liked the "dumbed-down Comedy Central Zach", but I didn't find this to be the case. I couldn't stop laughing through most of the DVD, so much so that I had to rewind it a few times because I was missing a few one-liners.

My only complaint is that I could have used more stand up, but it in no way detracts from the DVD as a whole. The extras were great (albeit short) and the cut scenes to random...Zachness...were all pretty hilarious.

Don't be frightened away by the "It's not for you Comedy Central Zach fans, It's only for us uber intellectual and gritty college types", the sh** is funny. It is however super inappropriate for certain age groups, so don't buy this for a family reunion or anything like that. Buy this DVD now...and you might want to do a few prep-crunches to get your abs ready for the oncoming juggernaut of laughter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Farmer on April 10, 2007
Format: DVD
if you're a fan of zach galifianakis, then you know to expect his absurd one liners. if you haven't seen any live shows of his besides his comedy central special, then you may not be familiar with zach's hilarious habit of abandoning his routine and fully engaging the audience. both of these talents are on display in his first dvd. also are hilarious fake documentary footage of zach's "twin" brother seth. Those interviews and the behind the scenes footage are great, but sometimes can be jarring when inserted into the standup footage. that's why i gave this dvd 4 instead of 5 stars. it was done by the same people who made the comedians of comedy, which was awesome as well but suffered from the same problem. all in all though, the dvd is incredibly funny and definitely worth it if you're a fan of zach's. hopefully we'll get a zach stand-up cd soon also!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. Hobbs on March 10, 2007
Format: DVD
Slightly bitter, slightly depressed; but all in all, a great set from Zach. Some of the interstitial pieces don't work as well as you'd want, and he flubs a couple lines here and there, but either you love Zach's work or you don't.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Annie Fox on December 31, 2007
Format: DVD
This Zach Galifianakis DVD is one of my all time Comedy favorites! The first time I watched it I had to pause the DVD every 5 minutes to catch my breath 'cause I laughed so hard! I've watched it so many times since - and it still has me laughing! He is so brilliant... there's no one like him for timing and delivery... and his acting is superb... just check out the interviews with his brother Seth! I've bought this DVD for gifts and everyone I've given it to adores him now... You can't go wrong... Zach will never let you down!
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