Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Rowan Atkinson Live!

Rowan Atkinson Live!
[DVD 817 Atk]

Having been a tremendous fan of British comic actor Rowan Atkinson since his Blackadder days, I quickly snagged this DVD of his live standup comedy when it passed across the desk at the library recently. I'm more a fan of Atkinson when he's being bitingly sarcastic or droll, and not so much a fan of his "Mr. Bean"-style physical comedy. This hour's worth of stand-up routines, recorded in 1991, leans a bit more toward the physical comedy end of his style. None-the-less, I found myself laughing hard at many of the bits he's collected here, and wishing the show was even longer. Short bits like these don't allow for the viewer to be quite as emotionally invested in continuing characters, but allow for very quick punchy comedy. Definitely worth checking out, and definitely falls into the PG-13 level rather than the R level of comedy. This entire show is also available on YouTube, with additional footage. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try the library's complete set of Atkinson's Blackadder series, as well as his Mr. Bean -- all on DVD.] -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library [Subscribe to Scott's monthly booklist newsletter It's All Geek to Me! - on the Books, Movies & More newsletter sign-up page].

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ Rowan Atkinson page on Wikipedia ] | [ Complete show available on YouTube ]

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