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Jimmy Dore Citizen Jimmy (Image Entertainment DVD/Comedy)

 

Picture: C+ Sound: C+ Extras: D Concert: C+

 

 

You can have good jokes about something like politics and the many idiocies of the second Bush Administration, but Jimmy Dore gives it his best shot in his new concert Citizen Jimmy now on DVD from Image Entertainment. Running 52 minutes, the concert is good and smart, but his delivery is a problem, not taking best advantage through phrasing and timing to deliver them with the best impact.

 

Sure, I was amused and he is bold at times, but to see this not work because he seems inexperienced is a shame and to date, I have seen nothing like this happen for a stand-up comedy program on DVD. Usually, it is a success, mild entertainment or failure for these releases, but this could have hit the mark and sadly misses. Hope he gets better by next time, because he could potential breakout as the next big comedy star.

 

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image for the concert is taped in what looks like High Definition and is a little softer than one would like, though the color is good. As for the sound, the Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 are about on par, with the 2.0 sounding a little better and 5.1 spreading out the limited audio of Dore telling jokes and the audience occurrently responding. There are no extras.

 

 

- Nicholas Sheffo


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