Stand-up's resident low-life makes his feature-length solo debut. Dave Attell, however, was no stranger to the stage by this point, having appeared on every late-night show, performed on several specials including a couple of solo half-hours, and headlined the Insomniac tour with Sean Rouse, Greg Giraldo, and Dane Cook, which came out on DVD the previous year. He's certainly at ease here, letting his equal parts creepy and lovable persona shine. Most people should be familiar with his act, either having seen some of his hosting work with Insomniac, The Gong Show, or Dave's Old Porn, or perhaps by having a sleazy, inappropriate uncle of their own. Attell's material mines his miscreant mind for his base thoughts and observations. He touches on all his favourite subjects: drinking, sex, porn, and race and he gives each as little respect as possible. In fact, Attell seems just as satisfied to make his audience cringe as he is to make them laugh. But beyond the shocks, it's actually funny. I wouldn't go so far as to say there's depth here, but he's more than just masturbation jokes and recollections of drunken misadventures. Of course, there's plenty of that too.
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