Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Red White and Brown |
Two-Disc DVD/CD Combo
Actor: Russell Peters
Director: Jigar Talati
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Hitesh P. from DILLSBURG, PA
Reviewed on 6/14/2010...
Keep open mind and Enjoy it
Gut-bursting, pee-in-your pants comedy! It's that hilariou
Dennis A. Amith (kndy) | California | 01/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Gut-bursting, pee-in-your pants comedy! It's that hilarious, enjoyable and extremely funny! Russell Peters is unleashed in `Red, White & Brown'. One of the top comedians right now and he truly delivers with his latest DVD release!
The Canadian stand-up comic won people over with his Comedy Central special "Russell Peters: Outsourced" back in 2006 and now the guy is just red hot!
His latest DVD release "Red, White and Brown" was recorded live at a sold-out audience at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden and features material from his "HOMECOMING TOUR" and features 20 additional minutes not shown on the Comedy Central broadcast and also includes a full-length CD of the performance.
Featured on the DVD are the following segments:
1. Mele Mel Intro
3. Blame the Media
4. Cheap Indians Pt. 2
5. Louis Vuitton
6. Race vs. Culture
7. West Indians
8. Body Hair
9. World Cup
10. Deaf People
No one is spared in the audience. People in the audience of different ethnicity will be picked and utilized into his comedy routine as well as anyone in the audience. May it be the woman who gets up to go to the bathroom, to the man who brought his child to the performance, Russell Peters has a competent flow of comedy in which the pacing on the DVD is full of non-stop fun, one joke after the other and no pausing of laughter. Peter's comedy delivery, facial expressions of his comedy routine was done very well.
The accompany CD features the performance but where the DVD is about 1 hr. and 19 minutes, the CD is about 57 minutes long. So, more or less, the Comedy Central edited performance is probably what is featured on the CD and I've already listened to it several times. It's a very good comedy CD and even without the visuals of the DVD, the jokes are just as funny and hearing the audience laughing, gasping and cheering at each joke is heard clearly.
Overall, "Red, White and Brown" is an enjoyable, fun and fantastic performance. Russell Peters was on top of his game that night and it showed. You can't help but laugh at his comedy!
VIDEO & AUDIO:
Part of what makes a comedy performance on DVD work effectively is to show the audience and "Red, White and Brown" definitely has a good number of cameras to get close ups of reactions to closeups of the people that Peters targets for his jokes and a good angles from different parts of the venue and of course close up of Peters. Editing was done really well and thus you get good cuts of Peters and then various audience reaction.
The lighting was done really well inside the venue and overall a very good choice for venue for the performance.
As for the audio, the audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and English Stereo. You can clearly hear Peters and the audience laughing and gasping, clapping at the jokes.
There are a good number of special features included on this release. Included are:
* Featurette: White Jacket Bootleg - This segment features about 10 minutes of comedy focusing on "Women are Thinkers" and "David and Vickey". Both have optional commentary featuring Russell Peters, Clayton Peters and Director Jigar Talati. I have to say that the segment on "David and Vickey" was just hilarious. Two co-workers come to watch the show and Peters was just relentless in using these two in his bit. Well-done!
* Featurette: Support the Troops - This features comedy on the "USS Eisenhower" and "Saddam's Bitches in a Building" (with optional commentary featuring Russell Peters, Clayton Peters and Director Jigar Talati).
* Deleted Scenes: This feature scenes that were deleted from the extended play of "Red, White and Brown" but nevertheless, these additional scenes are equally as funny.
Additional Scenes: Filipino Mom
Additional Scenes: Indians and Filipinos
Additional Scenes: Ethnic Photos
Additional Scenes: Arab-A-Phobia
I was definitely pleased with Russell Peters "Red, White and Brown", his ability to continuously showcase joke after joke, incorporate the audience into his comedy routine quickly, no pausing just a smooth flow of comedy.
Again this comedy is no holds barred, Chinese, Indians, Jewish, African-American, Latino, Filipino, Italians, etc. Peters goes all out and overall, manages to have one well-done performance on DVD and also on CD.
As mentioned, a good comedy DVD needs to have good editing, good lighting, audience participation and a various camera angles and everything else to work well. In this case, the venue, editing, the various camera angles and audience participation was perfect. Sound is clear on both the DVD and CD and you can't ask for anything more. On the DVD, you get a good number of special features and the optional commentary for the featurettes as well.
I have no doubt in my mind that we will see more of Russell Peters in the near future. The man is one of the top comedians in North America right now and watching this... joke after joke and the way he presented it, everything worked on this DVD. Hilarious, no holds barred comedy at its best!
So, you're definitely going to get your money's worth for this DVD release. Russell Peter's "Red, White and Brown" is highly recommended!"
Good but not in the top tiers
Alexander M. Walker | Chicago, IL USA | 03/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For Russell Peters race and ethnicity aren't just topics for casual conversation - they are the conversation. In fact, if you trust his stand-up routine Red, White and Brown there is nothing funnier to him than the eccentricities of each ethnic background. More often than not he's right. Red, White and Brown offers a respectable 78 minute stand-up routine with a surprising amount of audience participation - passive and otherwise.
I hold Eddie Izzard's Dress to Kill as the Opus of stand-up. Don't mistake me; I've got all the classics underneath my belt. I grew up on Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Rodney Dangerfield and Eddie Murphy. Hell, I even studied Freddie Prinze's comedic stylings for an American History course in college. The ability to poke fun at race and culture is the underlying current of all comedy; consequently, Russell Peters' content runs about average. He does very little to carve out a niche that others have yet to fill.
Serving up humor based on the stereotypes of each and every skin tone available, Russell Peters feels right at home discussing the varying levels of cheapness of Indians, the distinctive facial features of Asians and everything in between. While he's able to present it all in a format that anyone can relate to - either through their knowledge of or participation in the stereotypes - he lacks that final crackle that puts it over the edge.
The most enjoyable part of the routine, and what ties it together, is the comedy that springs from his travels. His retelling of a landing on an aircraft carrier for his comedy show for U.S. troops stood out to me as just being hilarious in every way. Also, the bits about first landing in India will ring true with anyone's whose ever traveled there. The comedy in Red, White and Brown exists but it feels somehow diluted in between Russell's own rants and raves which will occasionally run off and seem to lose the audience. He picks them back up quickly enough but the lulls are noticeable.
I only compare Russell Peters' routine to Eddie Izzard in quality - I know that very few comedians can pull off a 3 hour onstage stint. The most I expect from a stand-up DVD is a steady supply of laughs. In the case of Russell Peters Red, White and Brown I found myself mostly satisfied. Mostly.
Each of the extra segments on the DVD comes with its own optional audio commentary except for the deleted scenes. The deleted scenes are an interesting collection of 1-3 minute pieces cut out for what I'm assuming is irrelevance. However, the deleted scenes feature a memorable caveat wherein an unwitting Chinese youth finds himself the unwanted focus of Peters and his prying questions into the girl sitting next to him who very quickly identifies herself as "not his girlfriend". The comedy there is genuine.
The feature commentary on the stand-up itself is odd because hearing a comedian comment on his own stand-up just seems odd. While Clayton Peters and Director Jigar Talati tag along to ask him for more depth into some of the various stories he tells - overall the main audio track proves to be more worthwhile. But for the Russell Peters fans it may serve as a more interesting experience. Other clips include pieces of his "Support the Troops" and "White Jacket Bootleg" tapes.
A cool little extra included in the DVD release is an Audio CD copy of the stand-up routine. I've always been a big fan of this concept for Stand-up DVD releases. Good stand-up comedy doesn't need the visual element and I think for the most part Russell Peters' works well in its purely audio incarnation."
Crazily funny with some repitetion of some jokes
Salman Al-mahfoudh | 02/18/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is so funny, russell came up with new jokes about Indians,Jews,Chinese and Arabs.
in many cases he connects the topics with each other in a fascinating way,
but sometimes he jumps to a new topic without any obvious connection.
He also, repeated some of his old jokes,
like him being hairy and proud of it,the haunted hotel etc.
but he puts some new favor to it.
Anyway, You should buy this one, it's so funny, you will not regret it."