Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Shakespeare's Punk Rock

Shakespeare's Punk Rock. Dir. Von Ryan. Perf. Natasha Leggero, Misty Alli, Tiana Belle, and Janet Chiarabaglio.

While we're on the subject of things that I thought would have a lot more Shakespeare in them, I'll tell you about a DVD called Shakespeare's Punk Rock.

The DVD presents a night at a comedy club. There's a little stand-up, a few songs, some thoughts about acting, a bit of craziness, and very little Shakespeare.

To be fair, it might have been fun to attend this show live—but watching it on a DVD was fairly tedious.

Here's a clip for you—it's a bit of the opening (which talks about how comedy is a bit like Shakespeare) and a bit of the stand-up.

Links: The Film at IMDB.

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