Dane Cook's Tourgasm
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Dane Cook, the hottest comic in America today, makes his HBO debut in a nine-part half-hour docu-reality series following him and three other comics Gary Gulman, Jay Davis and Robert Bobby Kelly on their 2005 sold-out Tourgasm bus tour across America. Each episode finds Dane and his pals at a new destination, as they travel to 20 college campuses from Seattle to Boston and perform their show in front of fervent audiences. In addition to performance clips, the series focuses on intimate, often-hysterical scenes of the quartet as they overcome cramped quarters, frequent misunderstandings, and a plethora of porno stories and fart jokes to deepen their ties and celebrate a once-in-a-lifetime journey none will forget.]]>
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Now that you know I don't have an agenda against Dane Cook, you can take this review in the spirit it was intended or not. "Tourgasm" is a reality show broadcast in 9 episodes. It takes a look at Dane with three other comics as they traveled the country to perform for 20 shows in 30 days. On paper, this seems like a great idea--some great comedy, some backstage drama, some insight into the comedy process, a more personal look at Dane Cook. There was a potential for many things.
Inexplicably, however, nothing was delivered. The show has no narrative drive, no hook and nothing to invest yourself in. You want to hear great comedy? Not here. You get a couple of jokes from each show--but anyone familiar with Dane Cook's CDs and Gary Gulman's stint on "Last Comic Standing" will be familiar with the material. But trust me, this series is NOT about the comedy performances. Backstage drama, then? Absolutely not. We're treated to a couple of pranks, and an argument or two (mostly Robert Kelly picking on newbie Jay Davis). Not that interesting. Everyone keeps telling the camera how difficult this trip is, how revolutionary--and yet our view is so sanitized--if there was drama, I never saw it. At one point Gary Gulman actually leaves the tour for a while, I guess he's sick of it. But we see nothing leading up to it and the actual event takes place off camera.Read more ›
I haven't seen the DVD yet (it's still on pre-order). Hopefully the bonus footage captures some of what the show itself missed. If not, count this as a 1 star review.
Real let down.
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I absolutely love Dane but I was so disappointed with this. I thought that stand up would also be included but this basically was people riding on a busPublished 9 months ago by k_p
my husband requested this while he was deployed, this site was one of the few that had it, so he was very happyPublished on January 22, 2013 by Jennifer L Richards
Don't get me wrong, I lovelovelove Dane Cook, but this DVD was not what I expected. I apparently thought it was the comedy tour that Dane does his skit about The Price is Right and... Read morePublished on August 18, 2011 by Niccole
I wanted to complete the review of HBO's "Tourgasm" at the same time as I took a look at Dane Cook's concert film "Vicious Circle. Read morePublished on June 9, 2011 by K. Harris
Of the three DVD's included, the majority of them ran fine, however one of the discs froze up several times. Read morePublished on April 13, 2011 by pkclayt1