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Bill Maher: The Decider DVDBill Maher: The Decider
      2007 | USA | Laughs: 6.7 (Watch Once) | imdb: 7.3
      wikipedia

Three-and-a-half stars. The title's "decider" is George W. Bush, which should tell you that much of the show dwells on political themes. Much of the material is often circumstantial (what Senator X did), rather than universal (how dogs behave): in five years, you won't remember half the people he mentions. Since I don't closely follow the news, I prefer the more general segments, such as those about pharmaceutical companies and about religion (a pet topic of Maher's, who wrote Religulous). Maher smiles, he doesn't bark, which makes him endearing for someone commenting on such heavy topics. Some may find the show therapeutic: it's good to know that you're not alone. (Last viewed: August 2010)

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Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away DVDSteven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away
      2006 | USA | Laughs: 0.5 (Don't Bother) | imdb: 7.6
      wikipedia

Without a single facial expression, Steven Wright speaks in a barely audible drone. So do I, mind you, but I'm not on stage trying to make people laugh. To me, this show feels more like a poetry reading than stand-up comedy, as Steven strings one long sentence after another. I was house-sitting when I watched this show. The dog had been barking to protest being tethered to the patio, but Steven put him to sleep. I had to stop after ten minutes. The audience seemed to laugh, so maybe the material is just too smart for me and the dog. (Last viewed: August 2010)

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Mitch Hedberg: Comedy Central Presents DVDMitch Hedberg: Comedy Central Presents
      1999 | USA | Laughs: 0.0 (Don't Bother) | imdb: 8.8
      

Apart from his beautiful long hair and MTV / Los Angeles look, I'm not sure what qualifies this guy to be on my screen. He might be at home in a sitcom, but he should not be on a stage trying to make people laugh. The fake southern accent makes it worse. Apparently Mitch had a cult following, which usually means that a movie or performance is so awful that some people love it. Not me. (Last viewed: August 2010)

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Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer DVDDenis Leary: No Cure for Cancer
      1992 | USA | Laughs: 3.4 (Don't Bother) | imdb: 7.7
      wikipedia

This show opens and closes with songs which I would rather have skipped. Leary doesn't smile much, nor does he seem very happy: perhaps this could fit under the genre of "angry comedy". Fittingly, one of the funniest parts of the show is the one about people who are not happy. I also laughed during the routines about smoking, drugs, and meat eating. Denis lost me when he started to talk about his family. Overall, I wasn't sure what he represents. It didn't seem like there was much audience connection: this was very much a "my tantrum" show. For me, the best stand-up comedians are geniuses. Perhaps Denis Leary is just not that bright? Not his fault, to be sure, but not everyone can be expected to love his comedy, even if we appreciate his efforts. (Last viewed: August 2010)

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Eddie Izzard: Glorious DVDEddie Izzard: Glorious
      1997 | U.K. | Laughs: 9.1 | imdb: 8.5
      wikipedia

Show featuring Eddie in a gorgeous red lame outfit. Meanders through a hundred topics from Noah sawing wood for the Ark to Queen Elizabeth reacting to Diana's death. When I woke up the next morning, my stomach muscles still felt the previous night's laughter. (Last viewed: August 2010)

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Eddie Izzard: Circle DVDEddie Izzard: Circle
      2002 | U.K. | Laughs: 8.0 | imdb: 7.9
      wikipedia

Great show. Eddie wears a shiny black outfit. More chuckles than laughs, but I particularly enjoyed the bits about monkeys interacting with humans, about Jesus amidst dinosaurs, and about Darth Vader in the Death Star's canteen. (Last viewed: August 2010)

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Eddie Izzard: Unrepeatable DVDEddie Izzard: Unrepeatable
      1994 | U.K. | Laughs: 4.0 (Don't Bother) | imdb: 8.1
      wikipedia

Belongs in the "don't bother watching" section. The show is called Unrepeatable, and indeed in my case there was little risk of it being repeated, because I couldn't catch much. Partly, it's the acoustics of the grand old London theater where this was shot and the fact that Izzard keeps the mike right in front of his face. Also, Eddie speaks with a more pronounced English accent than in his later shows. Eddie also speaks a lot faster than usual, without the pauses that he later learned to use for comic effect. For me, this show falls in the genre of "English comedy", which I perceive as voices that go annoyingly up and down, speaking lots and lots of words that don't really make me laugh. The interminable piece on Star Trek ranked with the most boring stand-up comedy I've ever seen. I don't watch television, and I certainly don't want to watch stand-up comedy about TV shows. On the other hand, I did enjoy the segment on cats and dogs, as well as the one on horror movies. (Last viewed: August 2010)

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Ralphie May: Austin-Tatious DVDRalphie May: Austin-Tatious
      2008 | USA | Laughs: 7.0 (Watch Once) | imdb: 6.6
      

Stand-up comedy show recorded in Texas. I watched this by mistake while looking for material by an Australian comedian who, I was told, went by the stage name "Austin Tatious" (I later learned it was spelled Austen Tayshus). I usually don't like comedians who spend most of their time below the belt, but Ralphie really made me laugh. Coarse language and adult themes. (Last viewed: July 2010)

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Carl Barron: Carl Barron LIVE! DVDCarl Barron: Carl Barron LIVE
      2003 | Australia | Laughs: 6.1 (Watch Once) | imdb: 7.8
      

Despite the usual obsession of stand-up comedians with body functions, some good laughs can be found in this performance recorded in Bathhurst, Australia. My favorite bits were those about growing up in an Australian family. I like that Carl Barron is not nasty (no cheap shots at gays, ethnic groups etc). Neither does he build his entire trade on sex. Only for those who can wrap their ears around an Austrayan accent. (Last viewed: May 2010)

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Eddie Murphy: Delirious DVDEddie Murphy: Delirious
      1983 | USA | Laughs: 7.5 | imdb: 8.2
      wikipedia

Starts in the gutter, stays in the gutter, but dog-gum… it's funny, and you can't help laughing even if you cringe. (Last viewed: September 2009)

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy DVDSaturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy
      1998 | USA | Laughs: 2.0 (Don't Bother) | imdb: 7.5
      

I love Eddie Murphy at its best. This is not it. A lot of musical numbers and a few tepid skits. (Last viewed: September 2009)

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