Thursday, February 01, 2007

December 28, 2004

Funny Lady of the Week (well whatever)

So the Funny Lady of the Week didn't work out, frankly I didn't have high hopes for it. I mean what could I do have Amy Poehler and Tina Fey alternate for weeks on end? I don't like repeating too much and I'm sure I would get sick of that.

But after watching a recent Netflix rental tonight I've decided to bestow the last Funny Lady of the Week for this year tonight. In fact I'll go ahead and call her Funny Lady of the Year.

Kathy Griffin is the lady of whom I speak. Watching her DVD Alleged tonight was great. She did about an hour and a half of material, which was a nice switch from the Stand Up DVD norm which is about an hour of material. An hour and a half is a long time for someone to stand up in a room and talk non stop and attempt to make everything come out funny or entertaining... or even shocking in some cases but Kathy does a great job.

Her technique and style on stage is a little different. She tells stories, in fact she tells stories that remind her of other stories which causes her to branch out in the middle of one thing and talk about another(and possibly another), but ultimately she weaves her way back to her first story. The explanation sounds more confusing than it actually is. But the most important thing of all to remember is the style just seems to work for her (possibly because it's how real people talk).

I have to say honestly though her style is not for everyone. If say you are squeamish about language or blue (naughty) content you should most definitely steer clear of this DVD, if however you have a good sense of humor and an open mind I highly suggest picking it up and checking it out.

Also worth mentioning is the only "extra" portion of the DVD, it's called Kathy's home movies (of videos) and it is her own footage from her and her husbands tour of Afghanistan with voice over commentary by Kathy herself. She does some good joking in there, but also you get a chance to see her entertain some of the troops, and some meet and greet and all of that, it's not your typical DVD extra and I thought it worth mentioning.

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