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Bill Bailey- Tinselworm

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Bill Bailey - TinselwormBill Bailey is one of the UK’s best comedians, and his live shows have to be seen to be believed. With the release of his new DVD, Tinselworm, you can see what all the fuss is about. A former professional musician, Bill Bailey incorporates his musical talent into his show, composing and performing funny songs about just about anything on a variety of different instruments. It’s also a fully multimedia show – there are also video clips and special effects.

His show is definitely a contrast from traditional stand up shows, but undoubtedly still funny. If you’ve seen the show live, then you can relive your favourite moments, or if you haven’t seen it then this is a great introduction to his surreal world of comedy.

You can get Bill Bailey -Tinselworm from Amazon now for £12.98.

Gavin & Stacey Series 2

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Gavin & Stacey Series 2 DVDGood news Gavin and Stacey fans! After months of waiting, series 2 is finally available to buy on DVD this week. The second series sees our favourite couple face the trials and tribulations of married life, we find out what Nessa does about her baby, and Bryn and Jason’s slightly disturbing secret is finally revealed!

There will be a Christmas special for Gavin and Stacey, but so far there’s no news on a third series, suggesting that after Christmas there may be no more Gavin and Stacey, so even more reason to get your hands on this.

Starring award winning comedians Mathew Horne and James Corden this is one of the funniest shows to grace our screen in quite a while, and is starting to become a bit of a phenomenon, thanks to it’s slightly surreal humour and memorable catchphrases.

Gavin and Stacey Series 2 is available now from Amazon for £12.98.

Black Books

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Black Books Complete Box SetI’ve said it before and I’ll say it agian, they definitely don’t make comedy like they used to. Black Books is undoubtedly one of the funniest sitcoms ever made, starring Bill Bailey, Dylan Moran and Tamsin Greig. It’ set in a book show, owned by Bernard (Moran), who spends his day drinking red wine and trying to get rid of his customers. His assisstant, Manny (Bailey) tries to repiar the damage done by Bernard and keep the customers happy, and Fran (Greig) owns the shop next door, and pops in from time to time for a drinking session with Bernard.

Despite the fairly ordinary sounding setting, the hilarious and clever writing is what makes Black Books such a great sitcom. I’ve yet to meet someone who’s seen it and didn’t like it!

On paper, some of the scrapes the characters get into sound utterly ridiculous (drinking wine that was supposed to be for the Pope, a blind Russian piano teacher, dead bees and beard fetishes), so the best thing to do is pick up the complete box set of all three series from Amazon, which is currently only £9.98, and see for yourself!

Russell Howard on Tour

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Russell Howard Live DVDStand up comedian Russell Howard has just embarked on a huge nationwide tour that sees him take in the length and breadth of the UK over the next 3 months. The Mock the Week regular has quickly become one of best live stand-ups around,despite his relatively young age of 28. His optimistic observations on society are a refreshing change to the world-bashing tirades of other stand-ups and his ridiculously high energy levels makes his hour and a half set feel like 20 minutes. He’s even got himself kitted out with a Britney Spears style radio mic for this tour so he can leap about the stage all he wants without worrying about tripping over wires.
Despite his child-like nature of telling stories – an over excited ramble with the words tripping over each – his social observations are surprisingly insightful and clever.

So if you fancy a break from the current doom and gloom, book yourself some tickets for Russell Howard, who’ll give you plenty of reasons to be cheerful.

Check out his tour dates here, or you can pre-order his DVD, released on November 17th, from Amazon.