18 December 2015

Quickie DVD Review: "Mark Lowry: My First Comedy Video"

Rated: Not Rated
Starring: Mark Lowry
Released: 1989 (original VHS)
Synopsis: It's Mark Lowry's very first comedy video! Recorded live all the way back in 1989, this video features some of Lowry's trademark stories! Listen as he tells of when his beleaguered Mama had "enough," his time in Miss Barth's class, and his experience of seeing The Greatest Story Ever Told at the age of four! Full of hilarity and heart, this DVD features Mark Lowry at his comedic best!

My Review: I've been a Mark Lowry fan for quite a while, but, I just saw this live performance for the first time.  The production values were definitely old-school; the title screen looked like something from a Super Nintendo game.  The opening sequence went on too long, and a complete lack of special features--including even English subtitles or closed captions of any kind--are likely to disappoint fans.  Still, it was fun for what it was; unless you're fanatical about Mark Lowry or Christian comedy in general, though, I can only recommend borrowing this from the library.

Content Concerns:
  • Sex: None. 5/5
  • Nudity: None. 5/5
  • Language: None. 5/5
  • Violence: A reference to two kids wrestling in the kitchen; a tussle that is played for laughs. 4/5
  • Drugs: None. 5/5
  • Frightening/Intense Sequences: Mark's comedy is over the top at times, which could be scary for some viewers. 4/5
Score: 3/5

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