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Video Review: 'The Very Funny World of Alan King'

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The Very Funny World of Alan King

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
performer:
Alan King
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B+

When he is indeed very funny, Alan King is a world-class kvetch who perfects being in high dudgeon as a comic art form by railing against such offenders as luggage-losing airlines and profit-gouging Wall Streeters. For The Very Funny World of Alan King, his first-ever best-of comedy video, he presides over performance clips from a career that began in the 1940s on Major Bowes’ Amateur Hour and continues today in talk-show perpetuity. Despite a few glacial patches (including a groaningly outdated recap of Mideast politics), it’s a world well worth the 90-minute visit. B+

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