Recorded live at the sold-out 2003 Paramount Comedy Festival in Brighton, stand-up comedian Robert Newman performs From Caliban To The Taliban - 500 Years of Humanitarian Intervention; a painstakingly researched tale of capitalist expansion and America’s global terror campaign waged “with goodwill to all.” Few stand-ups have attempted to create causal links between a 1609 Bermuda shipwreck and US adventures in Guatemala, via Shakespeare and Sir Francis Bacon. Hardly a laugh a minute you might think, but Newman has managed to pepper this unlikely comic dish with the endearing gags that made him famous.
FBI agent Frank Castle had it all: a loving family, a great life, and an adventurous job. But when all he held dear is taken away by a ruthless crime lord, Castle returns from the dead as "The Punisher," serving as judge, jury and executioner.
Sam Montgomery is a tomboyish, unpopular girl at school. She has been text messaging a somebody named Nomad for a few months and he asks her to meet him at the Halloween dance at 11:00 in the middle of the dance floor.
Have you watched From Caliban To The Taliban yet? What did you think about it?