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As raw and offensive as ever, Artie Lange returns to his roots in Jack and Coke, shot at one of his favorite clubs in his beloved New York City. One of America’s funniest stand-up comedians, Lange’s irreverent, uncensored humor gets huge laughs from this NYC crowd. The culmination of nearly four years of touring, Jack and Coke includes nearly an hour and a half of insanely honest, hilarious material.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Lange has fought a very public battle with addiction over the years. Hes been known to miss work at his day job with Stern, or to fall asleep at work if he does make it in. Its not just his comedy thats edgy and raw. His life is lived right on that same ragged edge. The thing is, its nearly impossible to dislike the guy, and you cant help but find yourself rooting for him through all of his struggles. He can have you laughing uproariously with his tales of hookers and eight-balls, and in the next moment have you near tears as he talks about his late father.
Jack and Coke is, as you might expect, profane, politically incorrect, vulgar, and yes, very funny. Any comedian who begins his set with the words, Im glad Heath Ledger died, and Ill tell you why, is prepared to take some chances. Lange follows that with a rather explicit description of his own alleged audition for Brokeback Mountain. For him, there is no idol too sacred to smash, no pretentious balloons that hes unwilling to put a pin in, and no thought that needs to remain unexpressed. It goes without saying that if youre easily offended, Jack and Coke is not for you.
The DVD comes with decent A/V Quality for a live comedy event. You get a ton of special features that cover everything from Artie’s fans to what went on behind the scenes. If that’s not enough, you get some extra jokes and a song. Plus, there’s hecklers and a few side comics. So much material crammed into such a tiny space almost makes you forget about Lange’s real problems. Give it a rental.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!