The Comedians of Comedy: Live at the El Rey (Patton Oswalt / Brian Posehn / Maria Bamford / Zach Galifianakis)
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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.
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.
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...
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My son and I have watched this at least 3 times since Christmas! Great DVD if you are a comedian buff! Big talent.Published on January 29, 2014 by Kristine A. Trawinski
Waste of time and money. No one laughed...we were in the right mood but the overall material was contrived or just plan stupid.Published on December 8, 2013 by G. Whittaker
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 love comedy and I have to say I did not find this one funny at all. Could be me ..... glad I did not have to pay for this one.Published on April 5, 2013 by Brenda Burks
This was a great concept, organized by Patton Oswalt, who I think is hilarious. I'm also a big fan of some of the comedians who contribute, such as Davis Cross and Sarah Silverman. Read morePublished on March 31, 2013 by Gabe
This was a great concept, organized by Patton Oswalt, who I think is hilarious. I'm also a big fan of some of the comedians who contribute, such as Davis Cross and Sarah Silverman. Read morePublished on March 27, 2013 by Gabe
Some of my favorite comedians are on this disk. I enjoyed some, didn't like others. Note: I listened to this, did not watch.Published on March 10, 2013 by Katie