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Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion (2006)

Unrated | | Documentary, Comedy | Video 2006
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A master of the one-liner with an absurd rambling style, Zach's sharp, resonating humor makes his show at the famed Purple Onion in San Francisco one of the funniest performances in recent comedy.

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Cast overview:
Zach Galifianakis ... Himself / Seth Galifianakis
Joe Wagner Joe Wagner ... Himself
Brian Unger Brian Unger ... Himself
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A master of the one-liner with an absurd rambling style, Zach's sharp, resonating humor makes his show at the famed Purple Onion in San Francisco one of the funniest performances in recent comedy.

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Very first Netflix original program See more »

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Zach Galifianakis: Have you seen that show on Lifetime about that woman?
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Zach Galifianakis would like to thank: Zach Galifianakis See more »

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References Out Cold (2001) See more »

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The Greatest Love of All
Composed by Michael Masser, Linda Creed
Performed by The Pacific Boychoir Academy
© EMI Golden Torch Music Corp. (ASCAP),
EMI Gold Horizon Corp. (BMI)
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I want to combine the NAACP with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and call it Mothers Against the Advancement of Colored People.
25 January 2008 | by BurntoutSee all my reviews

Zach Galifianakis is probably one of the best comedians to come out of the scene in the last 10 years…he's definitely that good, he's a top ten without a doubt on anybody's list who truly understands comedy.

No, his humor is not always right there for you to "get." Case in point, interspersed throughout his stand-up at the Purple Onion (San Francisco), are "interviews" with his twin brother Seth from the South. These segments contain very subtle comedic touches and sometimes they even seem to intentionally protrude into the going-ons that are taped at the club.

But it's okay, once you realize that Zack/Seth is really a total nutcase which is evident when he deviates from his usual "jokes" and begins to engage with the audience members…there is no one out there in today's comedy scene that I know of who is best equipped to handle total chaos than Zach. I'm not saying that he caused nor were there any chaos present at the club that night…but when he interacts with paying customers, there really is no one out there in today's world that can hold a candle to his improv.

He chastises them, he loves them, he makes fun of them, he screams at them, and he wonders overall (out loud) if they even understand his jokes. It all adds up to one of the most unique and satisfying stand-up performances you're likely to see out of all the current "newbies" out there.


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