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|Cutting Edge Comedians of the '60s '70s|
Actor: George Carlin, Mort Sahl Richard Pryor
Genres: Comedy, Television
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 »
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."
"CUTTING EDGE" COMEDIANS NOT CUTTING ENOUGH FOR ME
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."
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."