Don Tjernagel will scar you for life. Catharsis opens with a buttf@ck joke and ends with a buttf@ck joke that includes a callback
You can't get dirtier than this stand-up comic. One routine involves his girlfriend in a gangbang with Mexican gardeners treating her like a sex piñata. You will never be able to look at a piñata (or a gangbang) without thinking of this. This is the kind of material Tjernagel does on his latest stand-up comedy DVD Catharsis. Oh, it gets even dirtier.
You have to be in the right mood to enjoy Tjernagel. Almost an hour of dirty comedy can be hard to take although the comic looking for a r!m job joke his mother will approve of is funny.
Tjernagel usually balances his adult material with some very smart social and political stand-up. It allows the viewer to get a bit of respite. It also allows the comic to show he is more than a dirty comic. Although there is a bit on social pressures when you get into a relationship, I found this DVD lacked the really smart political or social bit the comic usually slips in.
Production wise Catharsis is excellent. The film crew used more than one camera and the producer does not try to make you seasick by switching angles every ten seconds.
Other Don Tjernagel Reviews
American Infidel: "I would live to get really bad reviews, if any at all." Writes Don Tjernagel in his book American Infidel. We are willing to meet him half way: not a really bad review, but a review and, overall, a good one. American Infidel came along with a 3 comedy cd package of Don Tjernagel?s independently released comedy. We didn?t ask for the book but hey, we get it, we review it: that?s the policy.
Donzilla: This is not for the comedic faint of heart
Forbidden Comedy Of Don: stand-up comedy for adults
All American Jester (Harmless As A Prayer In School): this guy not only pushes the envelope, he shreds it.
Prick Vol. 1: Tjernagel is a very intelligent, erudite, socially aware comedian who can make you uncomfortable and laugh at the same time.
Prick 2: Solid stand-up comedy CD not for the easily offended
Don Tjernagel - Comic of the Week 01: Our first comic of the week for 2007
Prick 3: S'okay
Virginia Tech: A greatest hits comedy CD from the master of blue.
Smut: You can't get funnier and dirtier than this.
After Hours: The best adult audience comic ever.
X-Rated: The world's best and smartest dirty comic.
Filthy: Comic burns Qu ran on stage and lesser material.
The Worst of Donzilla: If Tjernagel does not offend you, you are brain dead.
Comedy Monster: does to good taste what Godzilla did to Tokyo