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Jeff Dunham – Arguing With Myself + Terry Fator – Live From Las Vegas (Image Entertainment DVDs)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C/D     Concerts: C/C+



After so many stand-up comics have come along by themselves, I was surprised to see that not just one, but two comedians were using puppets.  It has been years since we have seen such a thing, but Jeff Dunham and Terry Fator are the revival and both now have DVDs out of recent concerts they starred in.  Arguing With Myself is Dunham doing his politically incorrect characters that seem more like a product of the past.  That may have appeal with many, but they did not stay with me and were amusing at best, as was he.


Live From Las Vegas has Fator, who won a TV talent contest show, with a more diverse set of puppets, plus he performs without them more often than expected, including singing.  However, that does not make his performance that much better and by the time both were though, they both had quit while they were ahead.  Both are worth a look if you are really interested, but are best skipped otherwise.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image in both cases were shot in High Definition video and the results are about the same, with some detail limits and good color, but adequate for such shows.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 mixes are really trying to pump up audio that does not have or need to offer much sonically, but 5.1 is preferred in both cases.  The Fator disc has no extras, but outtakes, bonus clips, audio commentary and the option of “bleeped” or “non-bleeped” versions are the Dunham extras.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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