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Daniel Tosh – Completely Serious (Stand-Up Comedy Concert)


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



According to the DVD propaganda on the back of the case, Daniel Tosh is a new hit comic, has an album that has sold about 10 million copies and is showing up all over TV.  So why have most people not heard of him?  Is he just one of those guys you recognize, but cannot name?  Daniel Tosh – Completely Serious (2006) has even appeared on cable, though I wondered how much was edited out from this DVD version.


This cut of the show runs an hour and though I was never laughing hard, I was impressed with the style of humor, was amused and constantly surprised by how bold some of the material was.  He is very good at being politically incorrect and even deconstructing the idea of being a stand-up as he moves along.  However, doing this in a laid-back style may be sabotaging potential big laughs.  However, he is talented enough that this DVD is worth a look.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is one of the best HD-shot programs we’ve seen to date, in part because the camera stays stationery and the color is not gutted, not to mention any shaky camera work.  You’ll find none here.  This is nicely lit and will hold up better than many HD productions we are seeing now.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix just adds ambience and the crowd sounds in a sometimes-awkward soundfield, while the 2.0 Dolby plays the audio back more naturally, but both options are acceptable and a matter of preference in this case.  Extras include Tosh interviewing audience members after the show, five extra joke pieces and a wacky photo cover shoot.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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