Kevin M Van Natter | Kalamazoo, MI United States | 11/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First, if you like David Cross to any degree, just buy this right now. However, even if you're just interested in what its like touring as a comedian, this DVD is like nothing I've ever seen. The DVD not only compliments the audio CD "Shut up..." but it surpasses it in many ways. The DVD is not a concert or even a documentary. It is a look into what life is like for a traveling comedian as they encounter the idiot people that provide them with the fuel to make jokes. You get to see David Cross rip into the people at his shows that try to heckle him. He tears them up so bad. After watching it you realize that this is so much better than if they had just put out a DVD of his routine. Instead of seeing a stand-up routine already available on CD, we get an entirely different perspective. This is some funny stuff."
Some people don't get it.
Kevin M Van Natter | 10/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I spent some time reading the reviews here while waiting for my DVD to arrive. I was a little apprehensive after reading things like "arrogant", "condescending", "mean-spirited", expecting to see him being a real jerk. It was the complete opposite. David makes fun of people. THAT'S WHAT HE DOES.
To me, he comes across as being a calm, affable, even gentle person who is also raw and raunchy, with a take no prisoners attitude while telling stories/jokes.
While I saw some bits(that I don't remember being on the "Shutup You F****** Baby!" CD) that were funny, this DVD should NOT be your introduction to David Cross. Get his stand-up CDs first to get a feel for him, especially "It's Not Funny"...David Cross at his absolute funniest."
Great indie documentary
Zachary P. Beane | Portland, ME United States | 06/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you've ever hung around with an indie band, a lot of this stuff will seem familiar. Indifferent crowds, lame venues, drunks trying to interrupt the show or staggering up to tell their rambling, incoherent stories after the show, invitations to parties that turn out to be boring or bizarre. A lot of this stuff is a downer, but it's realistic and wry. There are also a few bright spots where he tells a funny story to a receptive crowd, but most of the onstage footage is from when things go seriously wrong, like when an old hippie in the audience farts loudly and the stench drifts onstage. "Did...did someone just fart? 'Cause it really smells like someone just farted.""
jbaby | 06/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's David Cross. No, not so much with the standup-but you are warned by the packaging. Yes, there was actually a failsafe included to subvert this "OMFG! NO STANDUP ROUFLO" or whatever the cool kids say nowadays. If I can HEAR the dude fart and make out David's face, the quality is cool--what are you missing exactly? The DVD includes many interviews with idiots that you are invited to make fun of yourself--just because David is not voicing over it does not make it any less hilarious. Look at the title--there's a little bit of irony floating around, kids. Between the chick that the title line comes from and the prolonged "getting kicked out of the dressing room" sequence, it is worth a buy if you can appreciate David Cross without him telling you exactly what you are supposed to think. It's probably cheaper than what you paid for "Shut Up You F***ing Baby" so go for it. If you have the faculties to think for yourself, you will dig it."
Matt | NJ | 02/27/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"David Cross is hilarious. His stand-up material, whether routine or manufactured on-the-spot, is sharp and witty. What makes this DVD interesting, though, is the interaction he has with people in these venues he entertains for his shows.
He plays to a number of small venues. Most of them seem to be occupied by drunken hicks who like to heckle or scream out obscenities at random. A good deal of the footage involved him dealing with these people during his sets. The rest of the DVD is basically just a bits-n-pieces chronicling of his North American tour. It's pretty interesting and has some really funny moments.