My DVD & Blu-Ray Collection Part 9 – Live Comedy


I thought I’d go through my DVD collection to show you what I have, and this post and video is part 9, looking at rest of my live comedy DVDs. Feel free to comment if you share any of my tastes. ūüôā

  • John Bishop, I’ve got a few DVDs of his. He’s a very funny Northern comedian, his shows are always enjoyable to watch. He often does a musical number or a dance number or a sketch at the end of this show, just to have a bit of fun. So he never takes himself too seriously. He never does anything heavy or anything too rude either. So I like him a lot.
  • Jon Richardson.¬†I know him from 8 Out Of 10 Cats of course. He’s a very good observational comedian. He’s a bit of an obsessive compulsive in some ways, he likes to joke about things like that.
  • Josh Widdicombe. I know him from The Last Leg of course, vhe’s ery funny. He’s from down in the Westcountry, where I originate from as well, so I can relate to a lot of what he says.
  • Lee Evans.¬†One of my top favourite comedians. I’ve got quite a few DVDs of his, including a box set with a number of live DVDs, then a couple of other DVDs beyond that as well. He is very funny, both physically as well as orally. He’s just a good all-round comedian. And as he’s gone on with these DVDs, his shows have got bigger and bigger, until he’s to the point where, as in his Roadrunner DVD, he’s filling out the O2. He’s just brilliant, and he’s a good singer and songwriter as well. He does songs at the end of some of his bigger shows, and they’re very well written and sung. If you’ve never seen Lee Evans, he’s a bit crazy sometimes, a bit mad, and just very funny. He’s alsogot a very expressive face, he makes the most of his appearance.
  • Lee Mack. I know him from shows like Would I Lie To You? and Not Going Out, he’s very quick witted and very funny. He’s ruder on these DVDs than he is on the TV, in case you do think about getting him and you haven’t seen him before. He’s not very rude though, it’s only the odd little bit here and there that’s perhaps a bit more rude compared to the TV. Hit The The Road Mack has even got an optional version of the soundtrack with the swearing bleeped out. Which seems a bit pointless, because you know what you’re getting when you buy his DVDs, but it’s an optional extra if you want it.
  • Mark Watson. He’s another good comedian, and I’ve got a couple of DVDs of his. He’s not one of my absolute favourites, but he is still funny, otherwise I wouldn’t have bought his stuff.
  • Michael McIntyre. I love Michael McIntyre, he’s very funny. His Saturday Night show on the BBC is something worth watching too, which is very rare compared to things like Strictly and X Factor and all that nonsense. And his stand-up shows here are brilliantly done as well. He’s very good at the observational kind of comedy, and is capable of filling out massive stadiums of people. I know not everyone’s a big fan of his, but I really like him. And one of his DVD’s I have is an example of where each year you tend to get one or two titles where they let you personalise the packaging with your name. Which is just a little bit of fun. So I’ve done that on a couple of occasions, this being one of them. It just gives it a nice little personal touch. All you do is you get a little offer from Amazon or wherever, and you go to the website and fill it out, it’s nice and easy.
  • Micky Flanagan. I have¬†a couple of DVDs of his. He’s a proper Londoner, and he’s good fun to watch. And there’s some nice extra features as well on these discs.
  • Milton Jones. He’s brilliant at the one-liners, and I’ve seen him on Mock The Week quite a bit. Perhaps it’s slightly overkill to have a whole show of just his one-line jokes, but it’s still good fun.
  • Monty Python¬†Live. This was a brilliant show they did at the O2 recently. I didn’t get to see it live, but the Blu-ray I’ve got is brilliant, there are lots of great sketches.
  • Nina Conti Live. She’s a ventriloquist comedian, and I think she’s very funny. She’s great with her puppets, and she’s even better when she gets a member of the audience on stage and puts a mask on their face, so she can then control what they say that way. It’s a very original touch and very funny as a result.
  • Peter Kay.¬†Another very funny comedian. I’ve not been into his sitcoms on the TV so much, but his stand-up is great. Just because he’s Northern and I’m not from the North, most of the humour is still universal and relatable. The only complaint I have about one of his DVDs here is that they’ve had to cut out a brilliant section about misheard lyrics for rights reasons, which is a shame as it’s hilarious. So I’ve also got a recording of that taken from the TV, which I’ve included in the box to make sure I have it.
  • Ricky Gervais.¬†I have 4 live shows of his. Again, I’m not overly struck by his sitcoms on the TV. The Office was ok, but his stand-up shows are much better. He’s very good at these, as he clearly puts a lot of thought into them. Sometimes he says things that are controversial, such as when he argues against religion and things like that. But it doesn’t offend me, and there’s always logic to what he says. So he’s not to everyone’s tastes, but I like him.
  • Rob Brydon Live. He’s the host of Would I Lie To You? on the TV. He’s got a very good stand-up show here, it’s very entertaining.
  • Ronnie Corbett.¬†This is a solo show that Ronnie Corbett did, celebrating his career and having a bit of a laugh, and it’s good fun.
  • Ross Noble. I’ve got a lot of his DVDs here, because they are just brilliant. What I love about him is that his comedy is improvisational, meaning he just makes it up as he goes along. And that means every show is completely different. You might think that would be rubbish, but he’s so good at it. He’ll go off on so many tangents, and tangents on tangents, and just all over the place, and then he’ll just bring it all back together and remember things he said earlier, and he’ll wrap it all up nicely. He’s very clever. And he’s put a lot of effort into his DVDs as well. There’s multiple shows on pretty much every set because, as I say, they’re all different. And he’s got all sorts of extras on there, he’s really made good use of the format. Even to the point where he’s had a play around with the copyright messages at the beginning of the discs. The DVD casings and the artwork inside and the menu artwork are all very well designed too. It’s all pure Ross. Nobody does shows or makes DVDs like him, he is definitely one of a kind. I’d love to see him live one day.
  • Rowan Atkinson Live. This is a show he did some time back. This isn’t him as Mr Bean, this is just Rowan doing sketches, and he’s very clever and funny, it’s well worth watching.
  • Russell Howard. This is another great comedian¬†from the Westcountry. I love Russell Howard’s Good News on the TV, and I’ve got a couple of compilations of that. Hes just a good laugh, he never takes things too seriously, and he’s very good at observations. It sounds like he has quite a mad family as well, I know he’s been doing a show with his mum on Sky recently too. So I do like him a lot, he’s well worth checking out. I’ve got quite a few DVDs of his live shows.
  • Sean Lock. Perhaps not energetic like Russell Howard, but still very funny. Again, another of the 8 Out Of 10 Cats crew. He’s again very good at what he does and definitely enjoys doing his live shows I think.
  • Stephen Merchant. He is Ricky Gervais’ partner from The Office of course, and this is his first live stand-up show. And it’s alright, to give him his dues, he’s not too bad.
  • Tim Vine.¬† I’ve got quite a few DVDs of his. He’s very good at the short jokes and the one-liners, and is very quick witted. It’s all very silly and very funny, and very cleverly done despite how nonsensical it may seem. He can pack so many jokes into a show, it’s ridiculous. And he has quite a lot of extras on his DVDs as well, all silly little things.

So that’s the end of my live comedy DVDs. Now it’s just my music DVDs to go through over he next 3 parts, and then we’ll be done. So thank you very much for reading this far, and I’ll see you for Part 10!

Author: Glen

Vsually impaired, with Aniridia & Nystagmus. I'm a fan of Doctor Who, classic sitcoms, Queen and 60s-80s rock & pop. I like to blog about my experiences as a disabled person, and about the things I enjoy in general.

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