THE PLOT THUS FAR
With his unique brand of youthful storytelling Donald Glover brings down the house in his hysterical stand-up special Weirdo. Filmed at the Union Square Theatre in New York City, Glover invites the audience into his life, sharing everything from childhood tales about his unrequited love for Cocoa Puffs and trips to Home Depot to observations on ‘getting famous’, relationships, the N word and why kids are awful people. Smart and hip with a fresh approach to comedy, Donald presents a solid hour of his hilariously original wisecracking humor.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Donald Glover started his pro career with Derrick Comedy and working as a series writer for “30 Rock”. A lot of people don’t realize that most of his material was the basis for Kenneth the Page. It’s funny seeing that contrast onscreen when you see how it relates to the once and future Childish Gambino. The stories are situation-based, but Glover makes the most out of the material. Especially for my age range.
Still, “Weirdo” is a comedy special that runs slightly over an hour. You get a basic set and nothing more. While I could’ve listened to Glover continue for another hour, I still feel that sets like these work better when paired together. Give us more material of the performer. If we like the initial set, we want to see more jokes.
The DVD comes with a taxi cab interview as the sole special feature. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp, but it lacks any punch-up. The Dolby 5.1 track keeps all the action upfront. Still, it’s not something that I would call flat out amazing even on a bedroom television. In the end, I’d recommend buying it if you are a Glover fan.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!