The Finals

DVD Release: September 7, 2010
The Finals


This is THE FINALS of Leland Klassen’s Comedy Tournament – the culmination of a 20 city journey which starts with 27 rookie comedians and ends with this final contest to determine the best comedian of the tournament. This DVD is the final episode of the series (the entire series can be purchased on DVD as well).

Celebrity judges, Chonda Pierce, Bone Hampton and Thor Ramsey, add to the laughter and excitement of the competition. Share in the laughs and the tears. The program is hosted by veteran comedian Leland Klassen.

Leland Klassen is Canada’s premiere faith-based comedian. His faith in God and his love for people is the driving force behind his career. Leland lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada with his wife and 12, no wait, 2 children.

Dove Review

This DVD is jam packed with humor. You will watch some of these comedians and, as a viewer, wonder why they are entering an amateur contest. Six comedians perform for you and for judges Chonda Pierce, Bone Hampton and Thor Ramsey, all of whom have a background in comedy and humor.

The field has been narrowed down to six from twenty seven, and the top three receive honors with the winner receiving special honors, the opportunity to make his own comedy DVD. Matt Falk, Joey I.L.O. Aielloa, Jim Tice, local Canadian Chris Gursche, Matt Perry and finally Cleto Rodriguez compete to win the top spot in this event which took place in Canada. The humorous topics range from on how women and their needs are portrayed in TV commercials, one of the comedian’s fathers who say paradoxical things such as, “You’re a good comedian, not funny, but you’re good.” Repetitive prayers are examined, embarrassing moments, life in Detroit, Michigan, girlfriends, and other topics which produce a lot of laughs such as the topic of puberty.

The DVD is fun from the get go and has minor content to be concerned about, which is listed below. We are pleased to award our Dove Seal to this program and we heartily recommend it for all ages, while noting that the very young might not get as much out of it as older kids and adults will. It is big-time fun.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A mild innuendo about a man who misses a radio broadcast and a woman says she woke up that morning and he wasn't there.
Language: Man says he accidentally used the word "crapped" a homerun instead of "cracked" a homerun.
Violence: None
Drugs: Talk of steroids; it is stated that some people in comedy club being on third drink.
Nudity: None
Other: Man talks about being a Mennonite; the Catholic viewpoint; a man who imitates older people walking which he says can look like dancing might possibly offend some.


Company: Crown Entertainment
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 80 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter