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
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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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