DVD Review: Craig Ferguson: Does This Need To Be Said?

If nothing else, this stand up is unique in that it opens with a flute playing leather daddy and ends with some lip-syncing to Britney Spears.

Craig Ferguson uses his time on stage to tell the anecdotes that are too raunchy for his late night TV show. He talks about all sorts of subjects from cussing on TV and Scottish sex education to celebrity sex tapes and the existence of god. He starts the set by announcing that he’s going to tell a joke but proceeds to get sidetracked talking about the above-mentioned subjects and more.

Ferguson is a pretty funny guy and has pretty good stage presence. He keeps the laughs pretty consistent and doesn’t overstay his welcome. He gets out there does his thing and wraps it up, all just over an hour long. Does This Need To Be Said? starts out pretty strong and continues to pick up speed and get funnier and funnier building up to the end.

I’ve never watched his late night show, but after watching this, if someday I have cable again and I’m up that late, I might just give it a chance.

The film is presented in 1.85:1 widescreen and Dolby Digital Stereo. This is your typical stand up comedy DVD. looks and sounds fine. Though, there was an odd moment where the audio sounded off, but that lasted less than a minute.

Craig Arrives in Nashville: (1 1/2 min.) This one consists of shout outs from some Nashvillians. This is worth watching for the lady missing a tooth if nothing else. Fan Rap: (1 min.) A fan busts some phat rhymes about Craig.

I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this since I’ve never watched Craig Ferguson on TV, but he’s pretty darn funny and Does This Need To Be Said? is certainly worth your time.

Comedy Central presents Craig Ferguson: Does This Need To Be Said?. Starring: Craig Ferguson. Running time: 65 min. Rating: Not Rated but contains adult language. Released on DVD: October 18, 20122. Available at Amazon.com.


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