Rowan Atkinson Live!

Rowan Atkinson Live!

A Rare Live Performance From the Man Who Brought You Mr. Bean

DVD - 2007
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Comedian Rowan Atkinson brings his famous stage show to America.
Publisher: New York, NY : A&E Televison Networks, [2007]
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780767098977
0767098978
Branch Call Number: 792.23028 ATKIN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 55 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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steverino
May 26, 2016

While I have been a HUGE Blackadder fan for almost fifteen years, I had never seen Rowan perform stand-up before so I was looking forward to finally getting around to seeing this.

As is the case with some of the previous reviews, the show was not "wall-to-wall" laughs by any means but there were a handful of skits I found quite funny (as this was filmed around the same time that Blackadder was still going, I actually laughed out loud a few times when I recognized some of the same humour). The previous comment about the humour being very "British" (dry, subtle, ironic, etc) is bang on which is probably why those who don't appreciate this kind of comedy probably wouldn't like it.

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3romm3la
Sep 01, 2014

I didn't find most of the skits funny. There were a few that worked, but like the previous reviewer mentioned, a lot of it feels forced.

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modestgoddess
Feb 23, 2012

Found this a bit hit-and-miss. Some sketches were rather fun - especially the one about the ruined wedding - but some were just rather laboured, tried too hard, and didn't succeed.

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nutmeggish
Nov 29, 2011

This was one of the funniest bits of sketch comedy/stand up I've seen in a while! The humour is very British, so if you don't like dry humour, it wouldn't be your cup of tea. The satire (especially the one regarding the headmaster and parent) was also very British-specific. If you enjoy this type of humour, and like to see comedy that is not afraid of approaching sensitive subjects, then you would enjoy it. There were some stand-out sketches. The meeting between the school headmaster and the parent was very funny, and I liked the bit with the wedding gone wrong. It was very enjoyable.

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m_t
Nov 19, 2011

Sorry, but I was quite disappointed in this. What is funny about a teacher beating a student to death? And the obscenities...why is this "not rated"? Kids who enjoy Mr. Bean will want to watch this, but the parents should be advised about the profane and obscene languange in it. I didn't want my kids to watch it until I had a chance to preview it, and I am glad I did. There is NO WAY they will get to watch this!

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Keogh
Mar 11, 2011

Brilliantly funny material from Atkinson; my particular favourite is Rowan playing the Devil.

Vilka Mar 10, 2011

Hilarious, shows Rowan Atkinson's acting skills doing something other than Mr.Bean.
Best skits: Satan's welcome-speech, father called to principal's office, teacher taking attendance, and the disapproving father-of-the-bride's wedding speech.

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