A look at the work of two stand-up comics, Jerry Seinfeld and a lesser-known newcomer, detailing the effort and frustration behind putting together a successful act and career while living a life on the road.
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Sara Von Gillern
In this unique and dynamic live concert experience, Louis C.K.'s exploration of life after 40 destroys politically correct images of modern life with thoughts we have all had...but would rarely admit to.
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Pain is usually represented by lightning attacking the guy. Glowing redness is also popular. Sometimes parts of the guy would just burst into flames.
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Shortly after the funeral laying all his "bits" to rest, Jerry is
confronted by a young boy who is shocked that Seinfeld would retire and
convinces him to do a show one last time.
Unlike many HBO comedy specials, the opening segment of this one is
actually pretty amusing and it is only the "OK kid" moment that is
wooden and clunky. After this we get right into the stand-up show which
is consistently funny. Much like his sitcom, Seinfeld's material is
based in reality and in the tiny aspects of life that everyone in the
audience will recognise. The thing that makes it funny is what he does
with them because he is blessed with a great comedic imagination and
way of seeing things that allows his to draw the humour from them.
Whether it is air travel, men, the chemist, sports or horses, he keeps
the observations coming and even his little throw-away lines are funny.
His delivery is great as well and his physical delivery helps his gags
and does make it worth seeing the DVD rather than just the CD audio.
OK so it will not be everyone's cup of tea and I totally get that some
people do not like this sort of comedian but for me this is
imaginative, fresh, free of crudity and consistently funny. A really
enjoyable hour of stand-up.
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