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Dane Cook: Vicious Circle -- Superstar comic Dane Cook comes home to Boston to perform in his first-ever solo HBO concert--and proves why his shows have become the hottest comedy ticket on the planet!
Dane Cook: Vicious Circle -- Vicious Circle captures the hottest comic in America in his first HBO comedy event, a unique "in the round" performance before his hometown Boston fans.


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Dane Cook ... Himself

Directed by
Marty Callner 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dane Cook 

Produced by
Marty Callner .... producer
Dane Cook .... executive producer
Randall Gladstein .... producer
Barry Katz .... executive producer
Brian Volk-Weiss .... producer
Film Editing by
Michael Schultz 
Production Management
Hilary Gladstein .... production manager
Sound Department
Ish Garcia .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Kirby Conn .... digital compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Amour .... video controller
Rob Balton .... camera operator (as Robert Balton)
John Burdick .... camera operator
Bob DelRusso .... camera operator (as Bob Del Russo)
Adam Gotsens .... first assistant camera
Manny Gutierrez .... camera operator
Charlie Huntley .... camera operator
John Meiklejohn .... camera operator
Jay Millard .... camera operator
Lyn Noland .... camera operator
Matty Randazzo .... video controller
Mark Renaudin .... camera operator
Carlos Rios .... camera operator
Jofre Rosero .... camera operator
Jimmie Scurti .... camera operator (as Jim Scurti)
David Smith .... camera operator
Ron Washburn .... camera operator
Mark Whitman .... camera operator
Editorial Department
David W. Foster .... on-line editor
Michael Lynn Roquemore .... assistant editor
Other crew
E. Laura Dunkelgrun .... assistant: Mr. Volk-Weiss
Shawn Esposito .... title designer
Eric Green .... production assistant
James Meegan .... local production coordinator
Adam Schindler .... assistant to director
Keith Winikoff .... technical director


Additional Details

USA:90 min | 132 min (special uncut DVD version)

Did You Know?

Dane Cook:We uh... We started to do one of my favorite things. We started to make out...
[a few girls in the audience scream]
Dane Cook:Ah, thank you, sluts.
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Funny and insightful but with layers of mediocrity thrown on top, 19 January 2015
Author: Christopher Reid from Australia

I think Dane Cook is a funny person, he has a natural comedic sense and can execute ideas well. He has good timing and plenty of energy and physical skills. And many of his ideas here are quite interesting and deep, even though the topics are pretty common (relationships, sex, family). The problem is that he goes for too many easy jokes. Weak, obvious ones. Maybe it's because of the huge, fanatical audience. Maybe that made him indulge more. It's a shame because I think he's capable of hilarious, insightful comedy. There are glimpses of it but too often it's interrupted by unnecessary additions or side-tracking.

The Beatles stopped touring in 1965 because of their screaming fans - they couldn't hear themselves or their music. Pretty depressing really. This audience also seems to be allergic to quiet - they appear to have an urgent need to fill any and every moment of silence they can find with screaming, shouting, cheering and applause. It's pretty annoying. It's amazing that adults can get this excited about a regular human being. They're just dying to touch him or be near him. I can understand laughter and some applause, but here it keeps cutting off his flow and comes at inappropriate times - they're clearly desperate for (his) attention.

I like true stories but I guess every comedian lies and exaggerates - it's basically part of the job. Still, it's annoying if most of it sounds completely made up which is the case with this special. Nevertheless, Dane is good at telling stories. It's just that they drag a bit. If I were a teenager they might be funny. But you can generally tell where he's going with things and you want him to get to the point.

I think he just lacks a little artistic discipline. The crowd seems to love it which is important but you want to create something timeless as well. There has to be something personal about it. Dane comes across more as a craftsman. Skilled but not trying to do anymore than the minimum necessary. It's a shame because he seems very talented and intelligent and funny. He doesn't seem to be working anywhere near his full potential - he's aiming for what makes people laugh (including cheap jokes) rather than what's truly, meaningfully funny.

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