Zach Galifianakis - Live at the Purple Onion
 : Zach Galifianakis - Live at the Purple Onion

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starring: Zach Galifianakis, Brian Unger, Joe Wagner
directed by: Michael Blieden

Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: DVD
Brand: Universal Music
EAN: 0826663103656
Feature: Factory sealed DVD
Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
Item Dimensions: 5375025550
Label: Shout! Factory
Languages: EnglishOriginal LanguageYiddishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Shout! Factory
MPN: DVD10365
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: September 06, 2011
Publisher: Shout! Factory
Region Code: 1
Release Date: March 06, 2007
Running Time: 90 minutes
Studio: Shout! Factory

  • Factory sealed DVD

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Editorial Review:

Product Description:
Zach Galifianakis started his so-called career in back of a hamburger joint in New York. Well-known and loved by the Comedy Central crowd, he is one of the Comedians of Comedy, played director Alan Finger in the series Dog Bites Man and wowed the critics with his acclaimed VH1 show, Late World With Zach. A master of the one-liner, rivaling Steven Wright, with an absurd rambling style reminiscent of Andy Kaufman, Zach s sharp, resonating humor makes his show at the famed Purple Onion in San Francisco one of the funniest performances in recent comedy. Off-stage, you will meet Seth Galifianakis, Zach s twin brother. In an emotional interview with Brian Unger, he sheds some light on his brother Zach, revealing how he came to be who he is today.

Bonus Features:

* The Awkward Slapping Bit (outtake)

* Zach Shaves

* Outtakes From Brian Unger s Interview With Seth Galifianakis

* Behind-the-scenes footage and outtakes
Zach Galifianakis' stand-up comedy DVD spoofs the classic recorded stand-up performance film format by interjecting road trip footage of Zach and buddy in their red VW bus, and fake interviews with Zach's fake brother, "Seth," between his live stage bits. The splintered, slackerish feel that this editing lends the film reinforces Galifianakis's cool, enigmatic stage presence. Galifianakis' self-deprecating, sensitive guy-persona suits his love of deadpan one-liners in the tradition of Steven Wright. Sketches of the forgetful vegan who accidentally eats meat, or the pretentious illiterate who indignantly proclaims that he can't read, satirically poke fun at the self-righteous. Cut to a shot of the comedian's bus broken down off the freeway, then back to stage, where Zach riffs on his failed efforts to barter jokes for a fixed vehicle. Some segments, such as when Seth confesses his brother's affinity for making homemade ecstasy, are funnier than the Purple Onion performance. Like those on the Chappelle Show, these pre-taped skits rescue slow moments and elevate the stage act into more heavily crafted commentary. Graced with a dry wit, Zach Galifianakis, the self-professed "man who is bored by everything," won't bore lovers of good sarcasm. --Trinie Dalton

Average Rating: none

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