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...
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Various mishaps at a police station in an English town. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot.
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
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I must say that I had essentially expected more from Rowan Atkinson than what was presented to the audience on this 1992 DVD. Why? Well, because it was basically just like watching an extended version of a Mr. Bean sketch. There weren't all that many jokes or monologues, and I didn't really laugh at what was there.
Sure, Rowan Atkinson is a funny man, and he has lots of funny titles, characters and TV shows to his name. However, "Rowan Atkinson Live" just really wasn't one of them.
I assume that he might have been a big name in the stand-up comedy genre back in the early 90s, but when you watch this DVD now, it is just a flaccid experience.
There weren't a cohesive red line throughout the show, which lasted just under an hour. And as such, it was just too random to be overly enjoyable. It seemed like a failed attempt at catching his best moments.
I have seen this show only once, and I doubt that I will ever get around to watching it again, because it just didn't really appeal to me. And since it failed to make me laugh, why would I bother to sit through 55 minutes of it more than once?
I am rating "Rowan Atkinson Live" a less than mediocre rating, four out of ten stars. Personally, I am much more a fan of his TV series, such as "Black Adder" or "Mr. Bean", of course.
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