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Vince Vaughn's
Wild West Comedy Show:
30 Days & 30 Nights -
Hollywood to the Heartland
Movie Stats & Links

Starring: Vince Vaughn, John Caparulo, Bret Ernst, Ahmed Ahmed, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jon Favreau, Justin Long
MPAA Rated: R
Released By: Picturehouse Entertainment
Web Site: www.wildwestcomedy.com
Kiddie Movie: Only if you want them to drop the F-bomb for the rest of their lives.
Date Movie: If she likes comedy.
Gratuitous Sex: Even though the dudes are stuck together for 30 days, they don't get it on, but you do get some boob signings.
Gratuitous Violence: Nah.
Action: Nah.
Laughs: Some inside laughs if you have seen "Swingers" and some outside laughs if you have ever been roller skating.
Memorable Scene: The routine about roller skating.
Memorable Quote: I don't want to give away all of the jokes!
Directed By: Ari Sandel
Produced By: Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show:
30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland

A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - R

It's 1:40 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
When I first heard about "Vince Vaughnís Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights Ė Hollywood to the Heartland" my first thought was "Damn, thatís a long title for a movie showcasing a group of comics." I never did my part to investigate the trailer, but figured it would be kind of your standard documentary about the lives of comics on the road. I was wrong. This movie ended up being a look at the brotherhood that can connect a group of dudes, about actually caring about the various comics because of the backstory given on them, and, oh yea, thereís some pretty funny stuff when the dudes hit the stage.

Pretty much the movie has Vince Vaughn rounding up four stand-up comics whom you may not really know yet. You get Bret Ernst, John Caparulo, Ahmed Ahmed, and Sebastian Maniscalco, cruising with Vince Vaughn in a group of tour buses, across the United States, for 30 shows in 30 days from instantly recognizable cities like Hollywood, Phoenix, Detroit, Las Vegas, and ending in Chicago. But who knew Bakersfield, CA, could be so much fun! Along the way Vince enlists the help of some other friends, most notably Justin Long, Jon Favreau, and Keir OíDonnell to do more sketch comedy than stand-up for the crowds. The movie takes you to each city, does a little spotlighting in the city, usually includes part of the stand-up that occurred, and along the way we get to see shenanigans that develop with dudes trapped together for 30 days, bitching about being stuck together and then snapped into reality when they find themselves smack dab in the middle of Hurricane Katrina aftermath.

Vince Vaughn could have easily made this movie all about him, but itís not. He lets us connect with stories of each comic, their family life, how they ended up being comedians, their hopes and their dreams. He actually becomes more of a cheerleader for the four dudes, giving helpful advice, letting some of the greener comics hone their acts and realize that you have to ignore that one jerk at the show no matter how large the venue.

It is a little weird getting used to the movie as a documentary because usually when you see a movie about comedians and their acts itís pretty much just "here is their stand-up Ė now laugh," but once the groove hits, you see the good and bad on stage, from realizing not to make fun of sandal wearing dudes in San Diego to misunderstand a "Fuck yea!" as a "Fuck you!" I loved the routine about Tony, the dude at the roller-skating rink, and why working at Subway sucks more than any other fast-food joint.

"Vince Vaughnís Wild West Comedy Show" may not be for everyone, in fact at the theater I was at, well, the blue-hairs seemed offended from the first F-bomb and left after maybe fifteen minutes. I donít really know that they were thinking, that maybe this would be some love story about comics on the road, but the worst part for them is that had they stuck around and gotten through the bad language, they probably would have appreciated the comics as people more than just dudes who curse. I figured they were in for a long movie when I was laughing my ass off as Justin Long did his impersonation of Trent from the movie "Swingers" and they didnít get it. Oh well.

I really liked this take on a comedy tour and was happy to read that Sebastian Maniscalco doesnít have to wait tables anymore because he was one funny dude. Hell, they all were. For a different look at a comedy tour head to the theater and catch "Vince Vaughnís Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights Ė Hollywood to the Heartland" or at least make sure you catch the DVD when it comes out. 4 stars out of 5.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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