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,
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