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DVD Review: A Grab Bag of Laughs from Comedy Central

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In the last month or two so, Comedy Central has released several DVDs, a bunch of these were sent to us for review (but sadly not including today's release of "Lewis Black's Root of All Evil - Uncensored"):

DVD: Brian Regan - The Epitome of Hyperbole
Release Date: September 9, 2008

LAist interviewed comedian Brian Regan a few months ago and in the interview he stated that his LA appearances were essentially dress rehearsals of his new material. Looks like Regan recorded and released "The Epitome of Hyperbole" in record time - an edited-down version of the show aired earlier this month on Comedy Central. The DVD features his full set plus encore and a nice face-to-face interview. It's another great offering from a comedian who has figured out how to entertain without resorting to or relying upon expletives.
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DVD: Comedy Central's TV Funhouse
Release Date: July 22, 2008

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"TV Funhouse" was the short-lived brainchild of Robert Smigel, whom you know from his animation on "SNL" and the perennial fave, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Numbering only eight episodes, this series broke all the rules (porn for kids, racist holidays, interspecies sex, live animals and puppets interacting). If you didn't see an episode, you have to figure out how to make that happen - if you are fan of Triumph or the Ambiguously Gay Duo or any of Smigel's other creations, buying this DVD is a no-brainer. Do it ASAP. Not to miss are the final couple episodes featuring the late great Robert Goulet, John Ritter, and George Wendt (who is the only one miraculously alive of those 3).