I generally like Vince Vaughn's movies and, after seeing the Wild West Dinner for Five episode, I decided to give this DVD a try. It was definitely worth the few bucks.
As a general rule, I don't really get the appeal of stand-up. However, this documentary isn't really about stand-up, per se, but more about the experience of/story behind being a comic--the personal and cathartic aspect of their material, the development of them as people/comics, their vulnerability, etc. I like it for the reflective, human component. I suspect that if you are someone who enjoys stand-up and watch this looking purely for stand-up, you might be disappointed.
There are plenty of clips of the comics' stand-up throughout, as well as extra content for each comic. In addition, the show involved some others bits, including some with other actors Vaughn has worked with, sort of re-creating funny scenes or playing off those scenes (Peter Billingsley, Keir O'Donnell, Justin Long, Jon Favreau, Dwight Yoakam).
Even if you've seen the movie, the DVD is worth buying just for the extra content. There are behind-the-scenes and making of- kinds of and other kinds of things and two commentaries. And not to take anything away from the Vaughn/Billingsley commentary, but the comics'/director commentary is quite funny!
Some other humorous things that make it worth a watch:
- The male-bonding/bff-ness of all of them, but especially evident between Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley & Ahmed Ahmed. Content on the DVD explains they have been friends since the late '80s.
- Justin Long getting cussed out by a sleep-deprived and half-asleep Peter Billingsley for stealing his pillow (who then apologizes once he's actually awake, and after Justin has cowered away into a bunk).
- The audience "fangirling" over Vince Vaughn (in particular) but also over the comics after the shows. It's quite humorous to watch because they look a bit pathetic at times.
- Vince Vaughn's singing and the fact that he can't seem to get the words right for Sweet Caroline or Streets of Bakersfield. :)