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Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s & '70s
Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s '70s
Actor: George Carlin, Mort Sahl Richard Pryor
Genres: Comedy, Television
NR     2007     2hr 0min

In the late 1950s, a fresh, unconventional style of standup comedy emerged in sharp contrast to the standard "Take my wife, please" approach. It tackled such previously taboo subjects as sex, religion, drugs, and politics,...  more »


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Actor: George Carlin, Mort Sahl Richard Pryor
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Stand-Up, Comedy
Studio: Passport Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/10/2007
Original Release Date: 04/10/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

An Amazing Lineup
Steves | Southern California, USA | 04/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a fascinating "lineup" spanning decades of standup! Great fun to see some of the early standup work of Newhart, Sahl, Cambridge, etc. And the early-and-later appearances of Carlin and Pryor are nothing short of astonishing. They start as clean-cut, fairly conventional comics in suit and tie, then, when they let their hair down (literally), it's like they've become entirely different people. Never saw a lot of the color appearances with Andy Kaufman and Lily Tomlin. Very cool. Bonus of commercials with comedians is fun, too."
S. B. Algar | Queensland, AUS | 06/27/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"When I read about this DVD on Amazon I thought it would be a great compilation of some of the greatest comedians of yesteryear. Maybe I expected too much from clips that were made in the sixties and seventies, when broadcast regulations bolstered censorship rulings. George Carlin and Richard Pryor in particular, appeared bland and flat.

I guess for me the interesting thing about this DVD was witnessing the transformation some of today's most raucous and rebellious comedians made. Still, overall I was disappointed."
Total disappointment
K. L. White | Charlotte, NC | 06/17/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Cutting edge comedians, without their cutting edge material. What a letdown... only the safest routines, with completely inane commentary ("One thing is certain. We all like to laugh." How profound.)

Don't waste your money."