Shaq-Tastic! Quite a Surprise Video
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Shaquille O'Neal and a comedy roast? Who would have thought that this would be as funny as it was. Perhaps it's because Shaq is such a natural object of joking, ridicule, good-natured ribbing, whatever you want to call it. As a fan of good roasts -- Dean Martin, Friar's Club -- this video lives up to the time-tested standard. Shaq's good nature and charismatic smile show him to be not only a world-class athlete, but a world-class good sport. The only time he looked a little angry was when Artie Lange made some off-color references to a part of Shaq's anatomy, segueing into a derisive comment about his mother. Nonetheless, the joke was a riot and Shaq seemed to take everything in his Size 22EEE stride. The question is: Do you need to buy this video? Of course not, but if you love world-class comedy -- from the likes of Jonathan Winters, Gilbert Gottfried, Don Rickles, and Jerry Seinfeld -- then ... well, what do you think? We all knew Shaq could dunk, rebound, and play ball, but who knew that he could tell a joke or two and be the fodder for such comedic hilarity? Buy it, check it out. It's Shaq-tastic!"