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Karen D. from PARSIPPANY, NJ
Reviewed on 11/3/2011...
I am a big fan of Rowan Atkinson but this was just plain bad I found it quite boring and not funny at all, Waste your money and skip this cd. their are so many better cds out there and this isn't one of them.
S J Buck | Kent, UK | 03/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is now a difficult CD to get hold of. But if you come across a copy of it BUY IT. Its a comedy masterpiece from Rowan Atkinson from early in his career.
Essentially this is a one-man show with an assistant and Howard Goodall (later to write the music for Blackadder and many other UK TV shows) providing the music. There are no weak sketches. The memorable ones for me are "Sir Marcus Browning MP". I've always thought this was loosely based on the late former Prime Minister of the UK James Callaghan. A marvellous satire on the words of a politician. The Wedding is a set of three speeches, finishing with the Father of the bride, who whilst talking about his son-in-law to be, says "I thought the new vacuum cleaner had arrived".
In other peoples hands this material wouldn't be half as funny. Rowan Atkinson is blessed with unbelieveably good comic timing. His phrasing and the way he pronounces certain words is also a natural talent that few comedians have. I once heard the producer or director of one of the Blackadder describe his delivery of comic lines as akin to singing. Well if that is a valid comparison, I would also say he has perfect pitch as well!
This is one of the best comedy shows you will find from anybody, get a copy if you can."