Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra is fun and entertaining. I love this performance by Bill Bailey and I love his previous shows(which are also on dvd). But I am finding this dvd difficult to review because although Bill Bailey's fantasticly wierd sense of humour is portrayed throughout the performace, it doesn't dominate this particular show in the way that it does in his other routines. This performance shows off all the wonderful sounds and noises that a live orchestra can produce, alongside Bill's funny comments and quirky stories. At times, Bill joins in with some of his own music. You needn't be a huge fan of classical music to enjoy this amusing and fascinating performance. It is a light and funny show.
Bill does add to some of his previous songs and themes in this new dvd, which I found even more enjoyable when they are sung and played alongside the orchestra. He also speaks about new themes and ideas, mostly connected (in some way, no matter how strange) to the individual sounds of classical music. If you are looking for a stand up comedy routine full of new material, then this is not for you. This is a light, funny show fronted by Bill Bailey (and his mad sense of humour) alongside an award winning classical orchestra.
I love this dvd and highly reccommend it. No matter how many times I watch it, I find myself chuckling and feeling fascinated at the same time. But before you see Bill Bailey's picture and buy this dvd before you can blink, consider the title - don't expect another wierd and wonderful stand up routine. Instead, expect a wierd and wonderful commentry to strange sounds and marvellous music played by a classical orchestra.
Lots of comedians have recently released new dvds, but this one by Bill Bailey is totally unique and pure genius!