The Underground Comedy Movie
DVD Reviews | Mar 4th, 2005
Starring Vince Offer, Lightfield Lewis, Karen Black, Gloria Sperling, Joey Buttafuoco, Michael Clarke Duncan, Slash
Directed By: Vince Offer
Studio: Image Entertainment
Buy on Amazon.com
I saw the commercial for this movie and I had to see if it was going to offend me, like the advertising guarantees. Nope it didn’t. Underground Comedy Movie is a series of skits made into a movie in the same style as Amazon Women on the Moon and Kentucky Fried Movie. With those type of comedy movies, the skits are either hit or miss. Most of these are a Miss.
Vince Offer wrote, directed and starred in this and I kind of thought he was annoying. I didn’t find him funny at all. I believe Vince started this sketch comedy thing on a Public Access show in the early 90’s in California. Some of those sketches were updated and put in this movie as well. One of the first skits is about Batman, who’s a baseball player, and the Joker or something who makes terrible rhymes and it’s not funny. Batman keeps knocking off this old lady’s head and that’s mildly amusing. Most of these skits feel like they came from the Public Access show because I didn’t find myself laughing that much.
I did laugh at some things like Michael Clarke Duncan as the gay virgin, but I also like the comebacks from the comedian who was on Last Comic Standing and Unhappily Ever After. I also laughed at certain parts when Vince sings extremely bad driving through LA. It’s a parody of Randy Newman’s “I Love LA.” Other skits I laughed at were “Things You Never See” and Watts Up Show. During the “Godmother” skit, Joey Buffafuoco was talking with Vince Offer’s character if he wanted cookies and it went on for so long, and it was just annoying. I wanted to jump into the TV and smack them both. Other skits in the movie are The Adventures of Dickman, Porno Review, Boobwatch, Miss Homeless Lady, and Virgin Hunter.
One cool thing about the movie was the good soundtrack it had. Bands like NOFX, Guttermouth, Good Riddance, Snuff and Mad Caddies were playing throughout the movie. There weren’t too many extras on the disc, or the ones on there weren’t that impressive. There was one skit from the Public Access show, a few outtakes that were okay, a trailer and a screen test of Michael Clarke Duncan and Paulo Scandarisi as Arnold Swollenpecker. I thought this sketch comedy movie would have been funny but I didn’t really think so. I was disappointed.
– Bonus Footage
– Theatrical Trailer
– Screen Tests Of Michael Clarke Duncan and Paulo Scandarisi
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Favorite Scenes: “Watts Up Show” made me laugh too.
Running Time: 92 minutes