Hit the road with Vince Vaughn as he takes on America s heartland with the wildest comedy tour of all time. Friends like Justin Long Jon Favreau and Dwight Yoakam join Vince and four of today s brightest comics for a 30-ci... more »ty 30-night laughfest where the comedy doesn t stop (Phil Villarreal Arizona Daily Star). So hitch a ride on the tour bus and go behind the scenes it s a party you ll never forget!Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: COMEDY/STAND-UP Rating: R UPC: 794043121272 Manufacturer No: 1000038623« less
Actor:Vince Vaughn Genres:Comedy Sub-Genres:Stand-Up Studio:New Line Home Video Format:DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled DVD Release Date: 06/03/2008 Original Release Date: 02/08/2008 Theatrical Release Date: 02/08/2008 Release Year: 2008 Run Time: 1hr 40min Screens: Color,Widescreen Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 4 Members Wishing: 0 MPAA Rating: R (Restricted) Languages:English Subtitles:English, Spanish
Heather F. (8izenuff) from PHOENIX, AZ Reviewed on 9/12/2009...
Yes, you are going to want to see this! You will laugh and then you can pass it on, not a keeper.
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Traveling Comedic Reality Show
John J. Petersen | Pompton Plains, NJ USA | 06/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a movie documenting Vince Vaughn's Comedy Show as they travel through the heart of America. Vaughn hand-picked 4 relative unknowns from the Comedy Shop in L.A. It plays out as more of a reality show, albeit a very funny show at that. At times the comedians show their inexperience as they let a few unruly fans shake their nerves; behind the scenes Vince will calm their nerves and give advice. As the tour moves on the comedians gain more experience and their confidence grows. Their are numerous entertainers (mostly actors from some of Vaughn's movies) who irregularly travel with the Show. But the focus remains on Vaughn & his 4 comedians.
A funny and entertaining documentary."
T. Mcfarland | the woodlands, tx | 04/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie unfortunately was not marketed correctly, and not really given a chance in the theaters...but take my word for it, it's hilarious! The 4 comics profiled are incredibly talented!"
Terrific concept doesn't measure up - comics just ain't funn
Scott Schiefelbein | Portland, Oregon United States | 12/06/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Talk about an outstanding premise! Vince Vaughn, one of the most reliably-funny comic actors of his time, gives you a back-stage pass as he leads a bunch of young, talented comics on a thirty-shows-in-thirty-days romp across the country. Vaughn clearly knows funny, and the homage to Buffalo Bill's old wild west shows promises an instant classic.
Unfortunately, that promise remains largely undelivered, for the sad fact is that the four comics Vaughn showcases are, well, not all that funny. You can see the equivalent in virtually any college town on a Friday night, and that isn't good enough to carry this film. The sad thing is that these four guys all see themselves as great comics. One of them even complains that, given his credentials, he should be headlining big concerts "like the guys in the '80s." If he's comparing himself to the comic rock stars of that era - Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Steven Wright, or (God help him) Eddie Murphy, the guy is living in a world all his own. The stand-up comic giants of the '80s sold out stadiums because they were so funny you were imitating their routines weeks later. There's nothing on this DVD that rises to the level of comic gold.
Unless, that is, you're a Vince Vaughn fan. This guy somehow balances his comic genius with an ordinary-guy sensibility so that you never begrudge him his vast success. It's clear that Vaughn appreciates where he is and never forgets his humble beginnings. So it's a great treat to see him working with old friends, like Jon Favreau and Peter Billingsly. One of the most charming moments in the film comes when Vaughn and Billingsly reprise a scene from an after-school special they made about steroid abuse in their younger days - it's a scene both funny and touching.
So for every scene where Vaughn reels us in, whether it's talking about the legacy of Buck Owens or riffing with Dwight Yoakam, there are several scenes of young comics just not being all that funny. And so it is that this movie rides into the sunset with a mediocre review. So sad.
At least it looks like the guys had a lot of fun making it."
Uneven material in an affable film
Roland E. Zwick | Valencia, Ca USA | 10/23/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In 2005, actor Vince Vaughn gathered together a handful of comedians from The Comedy Store in Hollywood - Ahmed Ahmed, John Caparulo, Bret Ernst and Sebastian Maniscalco - built an extended stand-up show around their acts, then took it on the road for a 30-city-in-30-day whirlwind tour across the United States, starting in Los Angeles and ending in Chicago, with 28 stops in between. Vaughn also brought a few documentary filmmakers along for the ride, the result being "Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show," an at best fair-to-middling account of that event.
Some of the backstage stuff is of moderate interest - particularly the comics offering a free show to some Hurricane Katrina refugees and Ernst's touching reflections on his older brother who died of AIDS. But one can only hope that we're not being treated to the best of the on-stage material here. For if truth be told, there aren't nearly as many laughs to be gleaned from these performances as one might expect given the caliber of talent involved. At best, the routines elicit a few hearty chuckles, along with a surprising number of humor-deprived dead spots. The behind-the-scenes activities are marginally more entertaining (the interviews with the boys' families are sometimes quite informative and amusing), but the movie doesn't provide nearly the depth of insight into the world of standup comedy that, say, Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedian" did a few years back.
Still the guys in the group are likable enough and their camaraderie ultimately becomes infectious, earning the movie at least a lukewarm recommendation, especially for devotees of the subject."
Jean E. Gerst | Long Beach, CA United States | 06/19/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Much better that some of the reviews it received when it was in the theaters."