|Title:||Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie|
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|03.14.06||Austin Convention Center||This Screening is part of event: South by Southwest 2006|
After air guitar, I got in line for Jeff Ross' documentary. It's footage of his first USO tour in Iraq that he did with Drew Carey and others. I personally find Ross' comedy really hilarious in alternatingly clever and vicious ways... and he was there to introduce it and warm us up with a little audience humor. He's funny in real life but he gave forth the tone that this movie was pretty serious as well and I'm glad he did because while it was about comedians, it was really more affective as a glimpse into what the troops' lives are like over there circa about a year ago. You get glimpses of everybody's act but in their downtime it's less Comedians of Comedy and more Good Morning, Viet Nam. The movie was interesting but also a bit of a downer after the Air Guitar madness, especially with Matt Dentler's introducing it primarily as a comedy. Afterward, Ross answered plenty of questions in a polite and honest tone, giving me the impression that he's a pretty nice guy that was genuinely surprised that his movie had a pretty much sold-out crowd. I wouldn't count the movie as one of my favorites, but it certainly wasn't bad and it was cool to see Jeff Ross in person. I was in the front row too so I'm doubly glad he didn't make fun of me. whew.