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Earthquake About Got Damm Time (Platinum Comedy Series)


Picture: C+ Sound: C+ Extras: C Concert: B-



I had never heard of Earthquake, but his humor in his Platinum Comedy Series installment entitled About Got Damm Time covers topics of racism, poverty, terrorism, more racism, relationships, realities and has him be bold while being laid back about it. That is not easy to do, but he has got the finesse to pull it off, and that leads to good comic timing. Excessive uses of the N word aside, the nearly hour-long performance.


Remarkably, he never stops being funny, especially since the humor is based on a certain narrow worldview that is necessary for his jokes to pay off. This is not necessarily artificial and this is comedy after all, but he is coming up with ideas and observations many are thinking (regardless of color too, for that matter) and there are the insults. Without ruining anything, he jokes that the one benefit of 9/11 is that it is the first time in U.S. history the government was not looking to target African Americans, which he says he tested the day after with glee and joy. That is the kind of no-holds-barred approach he offers and it is worth a look.


The full frame 1.33 X 1 image was shot on NTSC analog, professional video and is just fine for a recent taping, lacking fine detail, but is consistent in every other way. The editing is good too, as is the crowd. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo has no surrounds, but has earthquake loud and clear, along with his audience. The combination is just fine. Besides a slew of trailers for other programs and one for this one, there is a piece of the comedian before going on stage that runs just over 10 minutes. It shows another side of him, so it was worth including.



- Nicholas Sheffo


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