In spring 2002, six of the best stand-up comedians join forces under the name >Den aegte vare<. The goal was to show the audience six different styles in stand- uppens original form - total purged of "loaned" jokes and song .
Definitely not Anden's best, but not without its moments
Being that this is the only "true" one-man show Anden has done, I guess he does pretty well; I'll say right away that I loathe the comedians that get up on a stage and sing five to ten musical numbers and then we're supposed to cheer and think it's fantastic. Personally, I think that's for the older crowds; 60-70 year-olds. I don't mind music, I don't have any problem with musicals, but: *please* keep the music off a stand-up stage. Those two things just don't mix. However, Anden knows this, and instead of forcing us to sit through one bad musical number after another, he only plays three tracks, two of which we already know(assuming "we" have heard the stuff he did on the radio a few years ago, also available on the CD that is very much worth the money called "Hvad Snakker Du Om?") and the third of which being equally as good as the first two, as well as most of the other music that Anden has done. The stand-up stuff is mostly good, but a lot of it just seems tired, and too much of it just doesn't stand repetition, rendering the show hard to sit through more than once(which, in my opinion, any show should be able to stand; otherwise, what's the reason for buying it on DVD or VHS?). Some of the stuff is gold, and more than a few of his jokes have become regular "in-jokes" between me and my closest friends. There is no doubt about it; when Anden has something, he really can make us laugh... the problem is, in this show, he doesn't have too much. He milks the good jokes that he does have, but on repeated viewings they start to seem few and far between. There are a few excellent jokes scattered throughout it, but they are too few and, yes, too far between. Also, I may be too sensitive, but I can't stand Anden's character, Stewart Stardust, in this show. Yes, he can be fun; in small doses and when we don't have to see him all that much. Hvad Snakker Du Om? the CD, good. "Jul På Vesterbro", great. Here, he is very annoying and we instantly hope he gets off the stage, fast. The same goes for Luccas Berggren, at least to some extent, but luckily, he *does* get off the stage fairly fast. Another thing that bothers me a little about this show is that, while I agree that Anden is funny, even when he goes over the line, which he does do on a regular basis, that in this, he goes too far over the line and he does it a little too often; especially in the form of the character Stewart Stardust. I did like a lot of the jokes, though, and I thought it was pretty clever with the one-man show "with guest stars". All in all, a good show, by an energetic Anden, but just a few too many bad things bring it down. Despite of that, I think that any fan of aggressive stand-up and/or Anden should see it at least once(well, possibly only once). I recommend it to any fan of Anden and/or aggressive stand-up. 8/10
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