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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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Michael Blieden
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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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Zach Galifianakis: What was it Noam Chomsky said about eating pussy?
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Zach Galifianakis would like to thank: Zach Galifianakis See more »

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References Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005) See more »

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This 'Purple Onion' Smells...
26 May 2010 | by jazniSee all my reviews

You have to really be in the mood to get through this performance, because some parts of this 'Onion' sort of, well... stink.

Not that Zach Galifianakis isn't a brilliant artist. 'Live at the Purple Onion' highlights Zach's unusual approach to comedy and has flashes of genius. But unlike most stand-up releases, this feels very much like a guy working his material out, a dry run-through, if you will, not the kind of show you'd want to pay full-price to see.

The unfinished quality is obviously part of Galifianakis' shtick, but I found myself waiting too long to laugh between jokes and eagerly anticipating Zach's mockumentary-style moments offstage (as his fictitious twin 'Seth') than his moments on stage, where his dramatic stares at the camera were often times funnier than his jokes.


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