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Summary: In this comedy special taped at DAR Constitution Hall, his first solo special in seven years, Williams covers such topics global warming, sex and politics, the state of health care in the country, drugs and more personal topics, including his recent heart surgery.
For once I actually understood most of what he was talking about! He did kind of seem to pinch a couple of routines from others, but by and large enjoyable. And a heck of an energetic performance from an old guy with a heart condition. :)
Extremely hit or miss. Some of the jokes don't really land but when they do it made for one of the best sets I've seen in a while. It was also a lot more topical than one might have expected, but that allowed his comedic genius to shine; making it less of a manic incoherent rambling.
For someone who comes across as being so irritatingly manic in a lot of interviews and non-TV appearances, Williams really manages to bring the laughs in this special. He's crude, ribald, and incredibly sharp and (although it flags a little past the halfway mark) it's still an amazingly entertaining comedy experience.
Having always been a fan of Williams on the big screen and enjoyed his wit in interviews, this is the first time I've seen him on stage, and if it's any reflection of what he's produced in the past, the last. Although Williams being Williams raises the odd laugh, much of the material involves archaic observations or those so obvious your average jobbing comedy club stand-up would baulk at making. 90 minutes long, of which the last half-hour is a real struggle to get through.