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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
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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
I want to combine the NAACP with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and call it Mothers Against the Advancement of Colored People., 25 January 2008
Author: Burntout from Godzilla, Japan

Zach Galifianakis is probably one of the best comedians to come out of the scene in the last 10 years…he's definitely that good, he's a top ten without a doubt on anybody's list who truly understands comedy.

No, his humor is not always right there for you to "get." Case in point, interspersed throughout his stand-up at the Purple Onion (San Francisco), are "interviews" with his twin brother Seth from the South. These segments contain very subtle comedic touches and sometimes they even seem to intentionally protrude into the going-ons that are taped at the club.

But it's okay, once you realize that Zack/Seth is really a total nutcase which is evident when he deviates from his usual "jokes" and begins to engage with the audience members…there is no one out there in today's comedy scene that I know of who is best equipped to handle total chaos than Zach. I'm not saying that he caused nor were there any chaos present at the club that night…but when he interacts with paying customers, there really is no one out there in today's world that can hold a candle to his improv.

He chastises them, he loves them, he makes fun of them, he screams at them, and he wonders overall (out loud) if they even understand his jokes. It all adds up to one of the most unique and satisfying stand-up performances you're likely to see out of all the current "newbies" out there.

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