Item description for Thou Shalt Laugh: The Deuce by Phil Cooke, Various Artists & Tim Conway, Jr....
Overview Hot on the heels of the hit DVD Thou Shalt Laugh comes the newest and funniest of this great new brand. From the producer of The Blue Collar Comedy Tour and hosted by five-time Emmy Award winning comedian Tim Conway, this is 90 minutes of fun for the whole family.
Thou Shalt Laugh proved that ?clean? and ?family? does not mean ?not funny?. TSL-The Deuce ratchets up the fun with new performances by ?Disney Legend? Tim Conway (with the first appearance in years of ?The Old Man?), SNL alum Victoria Jackson, Bone (My Name Is Earl, BET Comic View, Comics Unleashed), nationally known comics (and Thou Shalt Laugh favorites) Taylor Mason and Thor Ramsey, plus one of the best and hardest working new comedians ? Dan Nainan.
Recorded in Hollywood in front of a live audience of over 5,000, Thou Shalt Laugh ? The Deuce is sure to please a wide range of audiences. And, with the extensive national promotion on TV and radio, a larger number of fans will know that the new DVD is available and in stores.
Advance reviews from retailers and the press have generated the comments ?Even funnier than the first Thou Shalt Laugh?, ?Tim Conway is a comic genius?, ?A must see for every family. I loved it!?, ?Grade A comedy at it?s best?, ?Dan Nainan was a revelation?, ?Wow, clean can be funny!?, ?Thou Shalt Laugh 1 was great, but somehow, this is even better!?
Citations And Professional Reviews Thou Shalt Laugh: The Deuce by Phil Cooke, Various Artists & Tim Conway, Jr. has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
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Actors: Various, Tim Conway, Thor Ramsey, Taylor Mason, Bone Hampton
Directors: Phil Cooke
Format: Color, DVD, Full Screen, NTSC
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Razor & Tie Theatric
Running Time: 90.00 minutes
Record Label Razor & Tie Theatric
Format Color / DVD / Full Screen / NTSC
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.56" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.08 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Nov 6, 2007
Publisher PROVIDENT MUSIC DISTRIBUTION
ISBN 0012390658 ISBN13 0899899001195 UPC 899899001195
Availability 0 units.
More About Phil Cooke, Various Artists & Tim Conway, Jr.
An internationally known filmmaker, media producer, and speaker, Phil Cooke has also written Jolt!: Get the Jump on a World That s Constantly Changing and Branding Faith: Why Some Churches and Nonprofits Impact Culture and Others Don t, which forever changed the way nonprofit and religious organizations use the media to tell their story. Through his media production and branding company (Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California), he s helped some of the largest nonprofit organizations and leaders in the world engage and influence today s distracted and disrupted culture. Cooke has lectured at many universities, including Yale, University of California at Berkeley, and UCLA, and blogs for the Huffington Post. At his own blog at philcooke.com, he writes daily about the intersection of media, faith, and culture. Cooke lives in Burbank, California, with his wife, Kathleen."
Phil Cooke was born in 1954 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Cardiff University, UK.
Reviews - What do customers think about Thou Shalt Laugh-The Deuce?
Christian comedy Jun 20, 2009
Great to have these types of things out, need much more. I didn't laugh quite as much as I hoped, but I am hard to please. I also like Bananas series.
Decent but not as good as the original Jun 6, 2009
My wife and I did enjoy it, but not as much as the original Thou Shalt Laugh. The original was hilarious, this one was moderately funny. a couple of the comedians didn't deserve to be in there. We did appreciate the Christian context and that all the comedians kept it clean.
No where near as good as the "Apostles of Comedy" Feb 11, 2009
I meant to give this review 2 stars, but I accidentally chose 3. I tried to edit, but was not able to.
After watching the "Apostles of Comedy", my wife and I felt empowered to seek out more Christian comedy. The Apostles had restored our faith that good Christian comedy did in fact exist.
So we decided to take on "Thou Shalt Laugh 2." It was hosted by comedy legend Tim Conway. As the host, Mr. Conway made attempts at some short stand up routines. With all due respect to Mr Conway, stand up is not his strong suit at all. He needs to stick to what he does best, which is physical comedy.
Among the comedians featured in this video, is Victoria Jackson. I found her shrill voice to be very annoying. Her comedy was made up of very short 1 or two liners. Jokes like you would find on the internet or on the backs of bubble gum wrappers. She did some Blonde jokes, but they were very poor ones at best.
Bone Hampton was one of the funny ones of the video, though he still pailed in comparison with the Apostles of Comedy.
Dan Nainan was easily my favorite of this bunch. He set the stage very nicely as he started his bit with the question; "Just what race is this guy anyway?"
According to Dan, he is a mixture of Indian and Japanese. This combination alone opens itself up to a lot of potential comedy, which was the basis for his routine. Dan was a pleasure to watch on stage, but for some unknown reason, he seemed to have been given the shortest amount of time.
My second place, in the ranks funniness, goes to Taylor Mason. Taylor's main stay is ventriloquism. I really liked the part that he did with a puppet by the name of Romeo. Romeo had a wonderfully mischievous personality. I was much less impressed though with the other puppets that he used. He also did a bit without the dummies playing the piano. I find comics that try to play instruments and do stand up at the same time usually fail. Such was the case here as well.
Thor Ramey was the last comic to round out this odd grouping. He was also on video called the "Clean Stand Up Comedy Tour." I gave this one a pretty dismal review and rating. Thor has not improved at all.
If you really want good Clean Christian Comedy, dont both this this one. Get the Apostles of Comedy.
Family Friendly Comedy Jan 15, 2009
I had seen the first installment of 'Thou Shalt Laugh' and really enjoyed it. I hoped that this one would be just as good and it is.
This DVD features a variety of comedians who entertain with clean humor. Although most comedians these days seem to think that crude is what makes things funny, these do not. This is a DVD that can be played with the children at home.
A couple of these have particularly good routines. I am most impressed with Dan Nainan and Bone Hampton. Additionally this is hosted by Tim Conway who is one of the all time comic greats.
I recommend this as well as Thou Shalt Laugh
Good clean fun. Jun 13, 2008
This was the 2nd 'Thou Shalt Laugh' that we purchased and we really enjoyed it. Tim Conway is pretty funny as always and the majority of the comedians are very funny as well. Good clean family entertainment.