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Has anyone seen his DVDs before? If so, would you recommend this one good at teaching comedy? http://www.theambitiouscard.com/details.......VDRM2COM

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I have the stand up version of this DVD and was quite disappointed.

1) He is not very funny
2) He doesn't teach all of the routines.
3) He does not teach much about comedy
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Thanks for the info, Nicholas.
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On 2007-03-31 23:37, Nicholas J. Johnson wrote:
I have the stand up version of this DVD and was quite disappointed.

1) He is not very funny
2) He doesn't teach all of the routines.
3) He does not teach much about comedy


I'll second that.

"He is not very funny"?

I'd say not funny at all. But different strokes for different folks. What's with all the drug humour?

M:C
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Drug humor is like cursing and jokes about sex. It's what people do who can't get a legitimate laugh.

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I disagree - any laugh is a legitmate laugh (toilet humour, sex humour, drug humour). However, you need to pick the venue otherwise you offend a large part of your audience
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Did not care for the Rich Marotta vid's
left out the explaination of the only worth while peice I saw on the vid and sells that now for way too much money.
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Rich can actually be quite funny.

Problem is not on the DVD's. I am not sure what the translation problem is exactlty.

Mike, are you stopping mentalism now and being a comedy magician?
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The one with Twila Zone is very lame as well.
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I think Billy Connelly gets a laugh!
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Rich's video - Walk Around Comedy Magic (vol 2) isn't horrible. It isn't wonderful either. But I wasn't ticked that I spent my money on it. He seems like he'd be a fun guy to hang out with.
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On 2007-04-03 13:47, markis wrote:
The one with Twila Zone is very lame as well.


Worst DVD in my collection.

I have no idea why I bought it!
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Rich has had a very successful career in the performing arts. I would sincerely hope that all of his expert critics (above) enjoy the same good fortune... but I doubt it.

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The funniest thing about the DVD is that I found this thread 2 minutes after I bought it.

Actually, I wasn't too disappointed but I had read this thread before watching it so had very low expectations. (Usually it's the opposite way around). There's a couple of presentational ideas that I found interesting & I thought his facial hair was funny.

"I would sincerely hope that all of his expert critics (above) enjoy the same good fortune... but I doubt it." I think they where criticising his DVDs not the man himself.

George
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On 2007-04-17 13:13, magicgeorge wrote:
"[...] I think they where criticising his DVDs not the man himself."

George


You view their statements, George, in the kindest of all possible lights...

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I actually enjoyed these, and thought he gave some excellent advice on comedy and transitions between effects.

I thought the card in orange was the funniest routine of it's kind I have seen.

Best line there I thought was when he cuts open the orange, he squeezes some juice out and says, " You try and get them to go before the show....they don't have to".
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...And his breath stinks!
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