Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show

For my birthday I was determined to get out of the house and see a movie. I haven't seen a movie in the theatre since Juno three or four weeks ago and I have been jonesing ever since. It's difficult to find a good time frame to see a movie now a days especially with my commute home from work so the only movie that seemed to fit our schedule the best was Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show.It was really fun actually. The four featured comics, Ahmed Ahmed, John Caparulo, Bret Ernst and Sebastian Maniscalco, were very funny guys. Basically Vince Vaughn explains that he knocked heads with his best friend and producer Peter "Ralphie" Billingsly to put together a 30 days and 30 nights tour out on the road. They had some serious moments as they arrived in Louisiana, Huricane Katrina touched down. They filmed a bit of the disaster and staged a nice benefit show for some of the people displaced by the storm. We also got to see some interesting back stories for the four comics. Caparulo the potty mouth kid from Ohio who we discover is not so comfortable with girls and is a bit of a Momma's boy. There is the tough talking Bret Ernst who, as far as Tamar and I were concerned, was the funniest of the four of them. We learned that he had a gay older brother that basically raised him. Then there was Sebastian who would work as a waiter and do his comedy between shifts, he was also an extremely anal metrosexual. The dude dry cleaned his underwear, weird. Lastly Ahmed Ahmed who has to be the only Egyptian comic I've ever seen or heard of. He revolves his humor around his middle eastern heritage and his unfortunate tendency to be pulled out of line at airports. Truly funny and sad all at the same time. These are comics that you probably wouldn't normally see and it was a great way to build up some name recognition and actually get paid for doing something they all seem to do very well.The comedy is great and it's fun seeing some of Vince Vaughn's friend's and co-stars like Justin Long (Accepted, Dodgeball and Live Free or Die Hard) , Keir O'Donnell (Wedding Crashers), Dwight Yoakam and Jon Favreau. If you get a chance to see this one go check it out especially right now when your choices are limited. I mean really do you want to go see Roscoe Jenkins or that stupid Meet the Spartans?Grade 3 Buckets

1 comment:

David said...

heh, Mike and I saw Ahmed Ahmed at the Comedy Store a few years ago. He was a funny dude.