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Thou Shalt Laugh 4

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Music Video & Concerts movie directed by Truett Hancock

Great fun for the whole family. The phenomenon began back in 2006 when producers Hunt Lowry and Jonathan Bock took a step of faith and brought forth the proposition that the world was ready for comedy of, by, and for Christians. Other comedy concerts … see full wiki

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Clean, but painfully UNfunny

  • May 19, 2010
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Since this DVD was considered Christian comedy and family friendly, I asked a neighbor and her mother if they would watch this with me (I always find comedy funnier with company). My neighbors are church goers and sensitive to profanity or any racy content, especially the 90-yo mother.

Just about the only good thing I can say about this DVD is that it IS, in fact, profanity-free and pretty safe for the family. The problem is, the family may not want to watch more than 10 minutes of it because it is just NOT funny. John Tesh is charming as the host, but he should not have tried to be funny. Painful!

I used to go to The Improv on a regular basis, so I have seen a lot of comedians in my time. The comedians on this DVD, though all male, were quite a diverse bunch otherwise (an African American, a Chinese American, a puppeteer, a (fake) magician, etc..). The one thing they all had in common is that they weren't funny. Sure, some were funnier than others. Some were more experienced than others.

Seeing that 50 of the reviewers of this DVD on Amazon.com gave it 4- and 5-star reviews and raved about what drop-to-your-knees, gut-busting hilarity ensues, I thought it would be an enjoyable way to spend time with my neighbors. Instead, it was awkward. The elderly mother complained about every comic (until I finally turned it off) and the daughter tried her best to laugh to be polite...but finally, we all agreed that the funny wasn't happening and turned off the DVD. We watched the entire performance of the first 3 comedians and then parts of one or two more. After they left, I watched parts of the rest so that I could say I'd at least given each comic a try.

I do not recommend this DVD unless you have low expectations.
Clean, but painfully UNfunny

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May 19, 2010
Thanks for the warning, Sheri, I almost got this but I think I'll stick to the stand ups who I know will deliver. Great review!
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