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4.0 out of 5 stars Giant cages, kids in bed, and stupid Americans., 18 Dec. 2007
This review is from: Like, totally... Dylan Moran Live [DVD] [2006] (DVD)
Dylan Moran has a great stage presence - his seemingly half drunken delivery and unkempt yet clean physical style make him visually very appealing.

His observations on life are dry and often dark, he has a great habit of throwing an abstract comment into the mix whilst he is speaking to catch you off-guard and add to the hilarity. Although I don't think that this is Dylan Moran at his funniest - it is still extremely good and well worth watching. He seems a little less angry, less aggressive than he did in Monster - but only a little! Infact, Monster was in many ways a better show than this, but Monster was always going to be difficult to top. What you get in "Like, Totally" is a set of views which have been finely chiselled into a great comedy repertoire. Dylan seems natural, although this was no doubt performed many times you never feel that it has been rehearsed and repeated - it feels as though this is the first time!

This contains one of my favourite stand-up moments of all time, Dylan Moran talking about how stupid Americans sound more stupid than anyone else. Also - his comments on how other nations are assimilated into `Americadom' by the use of Starbucks was brilliant. Actually, his surreal explanation seems to be quite an apt metaphor for the Americanisation of the world via capitalism. There is a fair bit of anti-America humour in this which pretty much sums up the zeitgeist.

The encore at the end is pretty short, and the show seems to have been clumsily edited at points so that you never really feel like a member of the audience. There are no extras on the DVD either - BUT - this is still a great addition for any stand-up fan.

This isn't a constant laugh-athon like many other stand-up shows, but it is very well thought out and a lot of the humour will stay with you after you've watched it. Moran is one of the best things to happen to modern comedy, he is a fantastic actor and to watch him perform his own material gives you an interesting glimpse into the mind (and the views) of this Irish gem.
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