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6 March 2007 (USA) See more »
A master of the one-liner with an absurd rambling style, Zach's sharp, resonating humor makes his show at the famed Purple Onion in San Francisco one of the funniest performances in recent comedy. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Zach Galifianakis ... Himself / Seth Galifianakis
Joe Wagner ... Himself

Brian Unger ... Himself

Directed by
Michael Blieden 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Zach Galifianakis 

Produced by
Eric Besner .... co-producer
Michael Blieden .... co-producer
Zach Galifianakis .... executive producer
Cash Hartzell .... field producer
D.J. Paul .... producer
Jeremy Rubin .... co-producer
Ted Sarandos .... executive producer
Inman Young .... line producer
Cinematography by
Brandon Hickman 
Film Editing by
Michael Blieden 
Sound Department
Geoff Green .... sound designer
Erik H. Magnus .... production sound mixer (as Erik Magnus)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Blieden .... camera operator
Noaz Deshe .... camera operator
Patrick Hartzell .... camera technician (as Patrick 'Cash' Hartzell)
Neil Mahoney .... camera technician
Editorial Department
Jeff Crocker .... assistant editor
Greg Hamlin .... HD colorist
Alexis Hanawalt .... assistant editor
Neil Mahoney .... assistant editor
Other crew
Kassi Crews .... technical advisor
Jeff Crocker .... production assistant
Sandi Fredlin .... production coordinator
Sarah Holzgraf .... assistant production coordinator
Hoss McCooter .... production accountant
Zach Galifianakis .... thanks

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Additional Details

72 min | USA:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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8 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
This 'Purple Onion' Smells..., 26 May 2010
Author: jazni from California

You have to really be in the mood to get through this performance, because some parts of this 'Onion' sort of, well... stink.

Not that Zach Galifianakis isn't a brilliant artist. 'Live at the Purple Onion' highlights Zach's unusual approach to comedy and has flashes of genius. But unlike most stand-up releases, this feels very much like a guy working his material out, a dry run-through, if you will, not the kind of show you'd want to pay full-price to see.

The unfinished quality is obviously part of Galifianakis' shtick, but I found myself waiting too long to laugh between jokes and eagerly anticipating Zach's mockumentary-style moments offstage (as his fictitious twin 'Seth') than his moments on stage, where his dramatic stares at the camera were often times funnier than his jokes.

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