Donzilla does to good taste what Godzilla did to Tokyo but more thoroughly. Don Tjernagel's idea of comedy is “a Voltaire reference in a butt fuck joke” or the American Gothic couple at a swinger's party. This is not stand-up for the weak of heart. As a matter of fact, Tjernagel tells the story of an audience member so offended he got a heart attack. If, however, you like comics who have no fear and are smart enough to juggle racism, rape, political correctness, and supply shock dildo economics you are going to love Comedy Monster.
One of the highlights of Comedy Monster is Tjernagel's diatribe against politically correct language that masks reality. Also of note in a solid performance are the bit about who really steals girls' bikes and a communist hooker with a Khrushchev reference.
But, really, the show is one dark trip down a fetid rabbit hole.
I wish he'd done more with the porn shop bridal registry.
There are a couple of weak points to this comedy DVD. Tjernagel sometimes seems to lack focus so the swinger's party bit gets bogged down with how drunk the wife was and he sometimes gets off track.
This being an independent production, you can expect the occasional shot where Tjernagel is Bobbitted or the camera cuts are not quite in sync. The show however looks great on a large HDTV.
Nodoby does dirty like Tjernagel, thank God! That's why I've always liked him.
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.
Catharsis: Offensive butt funny
Filthy: Comic burns Qu ran on stage and lesser material.
The Worst of Donzilla: If Tjernagel does not offend you, you are brain dead.