Comedian, writer and politically incorrect HBO talk-show host Bill Maher takes time off from his regular hosting duties to perform a hilariously scathing stand-up set in this comedy special... See full summary »
Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows.
This DVD is a gem in my collection. Never before gathered in one spot can a man using a puppet as a venue be so insulting and degrading to all men and women, celebrities or no. It's one of the great pieces of comedy art ever created.
Being a Star Wars fan, I was delighted to see Triumph mocking and jeering at all of the nerds in their little Ewok and Jedi costumes waiting in line to see Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. I particularly laughed at Triumph talking to contestants auditioning for American Idol. He is brutal. Too bad it was on Late Night with Conan O'Brien instead of cable. The network censored too many things in my opinion. Cable TV is where Triumph would really flourish.
I'm not claiming to be a hater or one who enjoys slinging slurs, but living vicariously through a cigar smoking dog puppet with Robert Smigel's hand shoved up its rear-end really means a lot to me. It means I don't have to do it. It's all about the comedy in my opinion. Smigel does a great job with improvisation while his prepared shtick is also good. This DVD caters to a certain demographic; I guess one that I fall into. It may not be for the pure of heart. I'm crude but a goodly kind of crude. Rent or buy it today. Do it! Or you can borrow mine.
It's good for a laugh.
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