Video Review

Video Review: 'The Very Funny World of Alan King' (1994)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Comedy; With: Alan King

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 Despite a few glacial patches (including a groaningly outdated recap of Mideast politics), it's a world well worth the 90-minute visit.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+

Originally posted Oct 28, 1994 Published in issue #246 Oct 28, 1994 Order article reprints
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