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Martin Lawrence presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up – Season Two (Starz DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Episodes: C+



Has the idea of urban humor been written off (outside of In Living Color seeing it from an exploitive angle) because it is a series of voices that the mainstream media and press want to ignore?  To some extent, that has validity, especially as the critics cannot specifically quote what they cannot remember, could care less about or have not even seen.  Martin Lawrence presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up seems to think so and is a success as a result.


As hosted by Doug Williams and DJ Biz Markie, the show is already in its second season and Season Two has arrived on DVD in this double disc set that includes Finesse Mitchell, Donell Rawlings, Sheryl Underwood, Darryl Brunson, Marilyn Martinez, A.J. Jamal, Scruncho, Gary Owen, Lavelle Crawford, Alonzo Bodden, Sexy Mario, Reggie Steele, Ian Edwards and Rodman deliver jokes and ideas that are hit and miss.  Certainly, some of this has become conventional and predictable, so In Living Color’s point(s) remain in some sense, but it is a show that is good enough to justifying its continuance, no matter how uneven.


The 1.33 X 1 image is shot on analog NTSC videotape and that is just fine with the usual camera angles and the like, so if the show lasts long enough, we’ll see fi they can do something different with the HD frame.D

  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is good enough to hear the jokes and the audience, but is nothing great or poor.  There are no extras.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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