He's good. Really, really good. If you have ever read one of my reviews, well, that's all you need, because I do speak my mind. For Richard Jenni, it's all about reading his audience, finding their pitch and going in for a kill. Metaphysically and physical, but never slow or boring, go for it. I think he's one of the best working today! That's all I need to say about that. Watch it, soon. I plan to buy a copy for myself. He's that fine and funny.
So sad that we seem to lose so many of our talented and funny comedians. This must have been one of the final shows Richard Jeni did before he committed suicide. It's full of his frenetic energy and wild ideas, with mile-a-minute jokes. It's Richard Jeni at his best, and unless you are devoid of humor, there's something in it for everyone. I hadn't watched one of his stand up routines in a while, and this made me remember why he was always one of my favorites.
This is one of the strongest stand-up performances you will ever see. Jeni delivers what feels like a Broadway-tuned stand-up act, humourously jabbing just about everyone with a tone an tastefulness of seasoned pro that knows where the line is. Not as much strong language as other stand-ups ... that might make Steaming somewhat more appropriate for general audiences that can tolerate touchy topics delivered from a demonstrably white male perspective.
A Big Steaming Pile of Me is a wonderful escape from whatever ails you as Richard Jeni has you laughing from start to finish while giving you some wonderful insights into the world around us, relationships, the Ying and the Yang and even a look into the comedian himself. I have watched this HBO Special countless times and it never disappoints.
Richard Jeni was one of the funniest comedy minds of our times and like so many others left us way too soon.
Jeni was a really funny guy and his various impressions of Catholic priests or New York hoods were dead on. It was a tragedy that he committed suicide. He even makes a slight suggestion about suicide in this performance. I've seen some of is other routines and he was always creative. I plan on watching this again, it still brings laughs even if you've seen it before
Brilliant! We own this DVD, but are visiting my brother and had to share it! It's an exquisite example of brilliance and diversity in stand up. Robin Williams's fans, you'll appreciate the similarities between Jeni's energy and personalities. Sadly too, however, Jeni also killed himself... Too many good laughs we'll not hear.
Richard Jeni is an incredible entertainer. His range of talent and humorous insights into humanity is unrivaled. He has a relaxed, sincere demeanor that keeps you laughing as he carries you into his world. I watch a lot of stand up videos and Jeni is by far one of the BEST!!!
Very witty, satirical, and entertaining. Too many good laughs throughout. It was sad to see how so many great comedians, like Jeni, have left this world so early on in their career. His gift of making others laugh will continue. So glad I viewed this!!