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Here are our reviews of comedy DVDs - and the occasional CD. Mainly stand-up, but some sitcoms, sketch shows, documentaries etc too…

Sun 31 August 2014

Jim Jefferies – Bare | Review of his Netflix special by Steve Bennett

Jim Jefferies – Bare

Review of his Netflix special by Steve Bennett

31/08/2014 … Jim Jefferies is the epitome of men’s locker-room comedy, with a crude repertoire of sex and porn and getting wasted – and then a bit more sex.

Thu 01 May 2014

When Jews Were Funny | Film review by Steve Bennett

When Jews Were Funny

Film review by Steve Bennett

01/05/2014 … Much of the origins of modern stand-up lay with the immigrant Jewish community of New York in the early part of the last century.

Tue 01 April 2014

Todd Barry: Crowd Work Tour | Video review by Steve Bennett

Todd Barry: Crowd Work Tour

Video review by Steve Bennett

01/04/2014 … You can almost hear Ross Noble scoffing.

Fri 21 March 2014

DVD: The Very Least Worst Of Robin Ince | Review by Steve Bennett

DVD: The Very Least Worst Of Robin Ince

Review by Steve Bennett

21/03/2014 … The Very Least Worst Of Robin Ince is not a conventional stand-up DVD.

Thu 05 December 2013

Simon Amstell: Live At The BBC | DVD review by Steve Bennett

Simon Amstell: Live At The BBC

DVD review by Steve Bennett

05/12/2013 … First shown on BBC4 on New Year's Eve under its original title Numb, this is an audacious, soul-baring piece of confessional stand-up of the type we've come to expect from Simon Amstell, post-Buzzcocks.

Wed 04 December 2013

Milton Jones On The Road | DVD review by Steve Bennett

Milton Jones On The Road

DVD review by Steve Bennett

04/12/2013 … Milton Jones is a overhead projector comedian in a PowerPoint world; charming and quirky, if a little off the pace everyone else.

Fri 22 November 2013

Tom Stade Live | DVD review by Steve Bennett

Tom Stade Live

DVD review by Steve Bennett

22/11/2013 … How he tells it, Tom Stade has spent 17 years incarcerated in a stifling marriage that's crushed his dreams, alienated his friends and ruined his fun.

Wed 20 November 2013

Alan Davies: Life Is Pain | DVD review by Steve Bennett

Alan Davies: Life Is Pain

DVD review by Steve Bennett

20/11/2013 … What a terrible title! Alan Davies’s first stand-up show in a decade sounds as if it’s going to be a soul-eviscerating 90 minutes about the inevitability of human tragedy.

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