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Dylan Moran Live - What It Is [DVD]

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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 23 Nov 2009
  • Run Time: 77 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0029F15VW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,656 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Dylan Moran's West End Tour:

Tour runs from October 26th to December 5th, 2009 at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue.

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Dylan Moran Live - What It Is [DVD]


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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top class, true stand-up 25 Nov 2009
By L. Webb
The thing with seeing a Dylan Moran show or dvd, is that you know it will be good. I sat down to watch this, after seeing the show live in Bristol last year, and knew I was in for a treat. He doesn't disappoint.

Dylan Moran begins this show in a superbly bumbling fashion, pretty much walking out onto stage and shrugging. But, ironically when you consider the themes he talks about, this evolves into passionate rants about just about anything he can think of to complain about.

Of course, amongst 80 minutes of talking, there is a great deal of cynicism, but that's always been part of Moran's charm. The passion he shows is addictive, and you can feel the audience growing with it. This is true stand-up comedy: One man + one stage + one microphone = jokes. simple. The way Moran manages to diversify from this very simple comedy formula is by being a very unique observational comedian and by giving very bizarre analogies. It's pure, and it's superb.

"What It Is" is a perfect title for this show, and Moran talks about pretty much everything, and this can be summed up by the way he begins the show; with material on God and science and the creation of the world. Common Moran themes like self-improvement and foreign countries (and their accents) crop up, however more fresh and broad themes are talked about, such as Death, Consumerism, Child-rearing, pleasure and, er... confectionery.

"What It Is" could be viewed as a dark and cynical talk about the difficult issues in life, maybe even a passionate lecture, but the difference is, Moran manages to cover these topics whilst being outrageously funny. This DVD is superb from start to finish, and leaves you wanting to go have a cake. Moran would be pleased.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The antidote 20 Jan 2012
By GlynLuke TOP 500 REVIEWER
If you are as sick of pre-packaged TV comedy of the McIntyre variety as I am, fed up with the dizziness that ensues from following an over-restless `stand-up` as he prowls and paces the stage like a caged tiger, unmoved by the heartlessness of Boyle, Carr and their ilk, weary of the over-emphatic long-windedness of so many of today`s funny men, then the great little Dylan Moran may well be for you.
I can`t imagine Moran hosting, or even appearing on, an over-egged show like Live At The Apollo, with its joyless "look at all the celebrities we`ve got in the audience tonight" showbiz superficiality.
I think he`s the funniest, most watchable comedian now working. He has all the surreal, slurry randomness of the superb Eddie Izzard, without his occasional tendency to over-do things and digress a topic too far.
When Moran walks out onto the stage at Sydney, he appears like a tousle-haired, rather naughty schoolboy who`s been at his dad`s drinks cabinet and downed one too many. He`s in a great tradition of seemingly mildly soused comics, the most obvious being his fellow-Irishman, the late lamented Dave Allen, whose delivery and style Moran`s resembles. One assumes he was gratefully influenced by the master.
I love the Izzardian way his thoughts get scrambled, his sentences meandering into bathetic blind alleys that are funnier than if he`d over-rehearsed each & every gag.
(Perhaps he has, though. You never know with comics - apparently Frankie Howerd could be heard practising all his "Ooohs" and "Aaahs".)
He`s also very funny, did I forget to say? Too rarely do I laugh out loud at comics these days - it`s pretty rare I laugh much at any of them, truth be told - but this Australian gig had me laughing loud and often.
A true original, I like and love Dylan Moran. And that`s what it`s all about.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
You know, there's a saying about humor. And it's, "the most important thing in... (TIMING!!!)" or at least that's how a friend of mine says it. lol As an American, (who lives in America no less) i'm not used to seeing foreign comedians and was unsure about exactly what to expect. And I was blown away by what Dylan Moran put on in Sydney! And on a side note, it was nice to see him say some things that I was feeling for quite a while but just never got around to saying (about being an adult, women's modesty [I especially loved the suicide bomber bit!] etc.) and that just further add to the enjoyment I felt for watching his standup. I already ordered his collection (the "Monster" and the "Like... Totally" shows that're on one disc) and I can't wait to see those two shows! (and felt especially lucky that I got one of the last two that amazon had "at the time"! So 5 stars for Dylan Moran and i'm sure that his collection will earn 5 stars from me as well!

Lastly, I was blown away by the shipping speed of amazon.co.uk. They shipped it to me TWELVE DAYS EARLY!!! (from the earliest expected ship date!) and I only chose economy shipping no less! So i'm very satisfied with amazon.co.uk's service and I hope that this will continue in the future!
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5.0 out of 5 stars funny! 21 Aug 2013
By Sidcup
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Excellent dvd, Dylan Moran really makes me laugh!
Very happy with the whole transaction, quick, easy, great price.
Thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Some people will love this 24 Dec 2012
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Some people won't, it's not for everyone - like all the best comedy. But he is so quick, and all over the place and slightly difficult to follow. Which means you enjoy it for 3 or 4 views at least! Really good, has a brilliant sceptical look at life...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious and weird
Just a lot of moody, weird opinions on things - not in a tiring way - just strange and unexpected ... and really funny! Good for fans of Eddie Izzard's - similar vein of humor.
Published on 12 Jan 2012 by Dr. Stephanie Jourdan
5.0 out of 5 stars he is jesus!
I cant understand how i had never heard of him til earlier this year, he is so funny! And What It Is? if i laughed anymore id burst a lung!

A truly funny man.
Published on 11 Oct 2011 by Trina
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing live!
This stand up is the next peg up the run for dylan Moran it just gets better and better as he grows older and more bitter ! Read more
Published on 20 Aug 2011 by mandingo
5.0 out of 5 stars Really funny
Dylan Moran is one of the funniest Irish men alive in my book. I can't wait to see him live.
Published on 14 Jun 2010 by Ms. K. Crawford
2.0 out of 5 stars Sadly disappointed :( Other reviews misleading!
Like most reviewers for this DVD, I adored Black Books and Dylan Moran's earlier stand up work. However, this live show I would not have paid for a ticket to, or for the DVD... Read more
Published on 11 May 2010 by Ms. Faulkes
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great
I am a big fan of Dylan Moran in Black Books. his on stage show is good, but his material doesn't feel very new.
Published on 14 Feb 2010 by Mr. Anthony P. Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, Love it, Love it
I have always enjoyed watching Dylan Moran but only recently got some of his DVDs, this is absolutely fantastic!! I had pains from laughing so much... Read more
Published on 12 Feb 2010 by Melanie Kiernan
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it - Buy it now!
I saw Dylan Moran perform this 'what it is' at the Apollo in London, and assumed that would be the recording that got put on the DVD. Read more
Published on 9 Feb 2010 by Betty Red
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Moran
This DVD is so funny it's possibly life threatening. It should carry a health warning. The Extras are a bit of a puzzle, but they're short, and you don't have to bother with them... Read more
Published on 2 Feb 2010 by Banshee
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