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Rowan Atkinson: Not Just a Pretty Face (1992)
"Rowan Atkinson Live" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Documentary  -  11 April 1992 (UK)
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Rowan Atkinson and Angus Deayton in Boston doing a live performance of the same styles of humor we've seen in Mr. Bean and Blackadder. Included are lessons on Shakespearean acting, a school... See full summary »

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Rowan Atkinson and Angus Deayton in Boston doing a live performance of the same styles of humor we've seen in Mr. Bean and Blackadder. Included are lessons on Shakespearean acting, a school headmaster meeting with the father of a boy he's beaten to death, and tips for having a successful date. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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In the "Art of Acting" sketch, where Atkinson plays the villain trying to use poison, when he falls down the glass of beer suddenly disappears. See more »

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The Devil: Now, murderers. Murderers, over here please. Thank you. Looters and pillagers, over here. Thieves, if you could join them. And lawyers, you're in that lot.
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Featured in The Story of Bean (1997) See more »

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A Great Performance
20 June 1999 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best stand-up/sketch comedy specials I have ever seen. Angus Deayton is the perfect straight man, and Rowan Atkinson is hilarious. The show is a combination of "Mr. Bean"-esque pantomime and sketch comedy. Some highlights:

"A Warm Welcome" -- The devil welcomes souls to hell.

"Pink Tights and Plenty of Props" -- A hilarious sendup of Shakespearean acting and dramatic conventions.

"Fatal Beatings" -- A principal explains to a father how a student was accidentally beaten to death for stealing library books.

"With Friends like these..." -- A great satire of a wedding gone horribly wrong.

I highly recommend the video version, as the version you occasionally see on Comedy Central has many lines (and a few entire sketches) entirely edited out.


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