Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Something of a modern-day Lenny Bruce, the hardcore comedian Dave Attell first became notorious for his blue standup act, which not only landed him frequent guest spots on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart but brought him his own series on that network, Insomniac with Dave Attell. A candid reality show, with Attell touring various late-night locales in a variety of cities and ad-libbing on-camera, Insomniac explores the odd ways in which footloose urbanites while away the better part of their sleeping hours, and functions as a reckless travelogue of night-owl America. The home release Dave Attell's Insomniac Tour Presents Sean Rouse, Greg Giraldo and Dane Cook carries Attell back to his standup comedy roots. Per its title, the 98-minute program features extended standup acts from Attell, Rouse, Giraldo, and Cook, delivering comedy at their raunchy, uncensored best. It's edgy X-rated humor, in the tradition of Bruce, Pryor, and Carlin, overloaded with guffaws and belly laughs.