'The Kims of Comedy'
(DVD / NR / 2006 / Goldhil Home Media)
Overview: 'The Kims of Comedy' break new ground with an uncompromising look at Asian culture and some hilarious ethnic hang-ups. The perfect combination of raw talent and on-stage energy! From outlandishly rude Christmas gifts to anger management Korean-style, these four comic ninjas are ready to stike a blow in the name of laughter! Featuring four of the top Asian comedians working today with live performances from Bobby Lee (Mad TV), Kevin Shea (Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Jimmy Kimmel Live), Steve Byrne (Chappelle's Show, host of the International Channel's Asia Street Comedy), and Dr. Ken Jeong (Revenge of the Boys, "the funniest doctor in America" - ABC's The View).
DVD Verdict: I came across Dr. Ken's website and checked out some clips of his act and just fell in love with his comedic style. A real doctor by day and awesome comic by night, he flat out rocks. So when he began talking about his DVD on his website, I knew it would be good. And now having a copy of it here to review, I have to tell you that it is SOOOO much better than I could've imagined! It features Bobby Lee of MAD TV, Kevin Shea, Steve Byrne and Dr. Ken. They all were hilarious and I'd recommend this DVD to anyone. The Asian comic market is largely untapped and it's shame because these 4 men will blow you away. Most know Bobby Lee from MAD TV and he's awesome but the two standouts on this DVD are Steve Byrne and Dr. Ken. Dr. Ken's brand of in your face humor about the medical field will leave you rolling as well and "making it pretty" for your doc in the future. Steve Bryne's physical comedy is very reminiscent of Robin Williams and John Ritter and he's hysterical. I have already watched the main feature as well as the deleted scenes six or seven times times and it hasn't been a week since I got it yet! My only complaint is that it's too short, I want more already! Bottom line ... BUY THIS DVD ... you won't be disappointed! This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) and comes with the Special Features of Deleted Scenes and both Subtitles and Language Tracks.