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5.0 out of 5 stars
The truth about Tommy Tiernan - the wandering wonderer., 11 May 2003
I'd only recommend buying this DVD if you have a spare couple months to get over your complete obsession with the humour, sensitivity and sheer intelligence of this man. Prepare to be taken to a higher plane and look down on the world with the eyes of a better, happier you. Outrageously funny, though some have accused his humour of being egocentrically irish, but frankly they are missing the point - Tiernan tirelessly treads the boundary between self-important reality and the disgustingly hilarious nature of the introspectively obsessed human race. He's almost the anti-comedian as you get the feeling there's a certain catharsis going on, rather than a plea for adoration. Occasionally he treads on a few toes (Sept 11th jokes are funny but uncomfortable) but then again, it doesn't do to be too relaxed with the world. Highlights include a bizzare( yet stunningly accurate, though physically incongruous)impression of a New Orleans style Jazz singer and a knicker-changing re-telling of a mad friends attempts at marathon running.
Tiernan's sophistication lies in between the lines - his sentences are like drum beats, playing a tune only he can hear at first. You can see the inspiration he takes from Ginsberg - the pithy sexual undertones and the passionate social commentary all wrapped up in "little-boy-wonder" have revolutionised the "popular" comedic scene for this viewer. Buy it at once, open your eyes and your mind - you'll never be the same again.