'Daniel Tosh: Completely Serious'
(Daniel Tosh / DVD / NR / 2007 / Image Entertainment)
Overview: Comedy's chosen one, Daniel Tosh, has been healing the sick, stopping wars, helping underprivileged children... and filming Completely Serious, the single greatest hour in comedy. What have you been doing? Plus, you get uncensored material not seen in broadcast, a post-show Q&A with Daniel, and Comedy Central's alternate clean, edited version. The torch has been passed, and stand-up's newest superstar will try not to drop it!
DVD Verdict: In truth, it's quite hard to rate this item on it's own since I own the CD as well. Therein, if you haven't ever seen him before, consider this your go-to entity. However, if you own the CD, and you have seen the 5-6 minute YouTube video of him on some radio morning show (where he does the troop, fat/pregnant girlfriend, and parade/fireworks jokes better than on this DVD), you will have seen/heard all but one or two jokes. Most of it is word for word!
It's really disappointing there hasn't been more than a few minutes of new material added two years after his CD came out. I think he's hilarious and was really hoping he'd continue to crank out quality material. It seems like he is just continuing to cash in on the same old jokes. Indeed, not only are the jokes the same, they aren't as well done as they were on the CD! His timing was off, and he seemed like he rushed through the material. He didn't include some of the embellishments to some jokes (such as "because you're teetering on stupid" during the WWJD joke), and you'll really miss them if you're familiar with the CD. That all said, and please remember I am a hardened fan, if you yourself are an old fan or new fan to Daniel's work, you have to pick it up regardless - either way the experience will leave you rubbing your belly! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Daniel's Post-Show Banter with Fans
5 Deleted Scenes
Completely Serious DVD Cover Photo Shoot Featurette