Like all good cheap skates I waited until after Christmas and bought last year's tour DVDs in the sales. Big fan of live comedy and over the last year I've seen just about all the main stream acts live, I didn't catch Gregg's show (I never saw a Belfast date?) but I did see him at a live recording of Ask Rhod Gilbert.
As an aside, never go to watch a show being recorded, it takes so long that by the time it's over you'll never want to watch it on telly again.
When I saw Gregg at the recording he was doing his usual running around crazy antics that I'd seen on telly, more of a visual comedian than a joke teller. Assuming that's what his stand up would be like I wasn't going to buy the DVD as it's not really my thing, but I read a few reviews and thought I would give it a go.
Very pleased that I did, Gregg's stand up is hilarious, absolutely brilliant, it's not him running around going mental, it's a whole serious of anecdotes interspersed with shorter 1-2 liner "pithy" stories with several proper laugh out loud moments.
It's also set in a really nice theatre, and this makes the DVD really easy to watch. That may sound like an odd thing to say but many of this year's other DVDs are arena tours and you feel distant watching, but with Gregg's you can get into it and it feels like you're there.
I don't want to spoil any of the jokes so I'd just like to sign off by saying - Gregg, assuming you're a proper egomaniac celeb you'll be reading your Amazon reviews, so while i've got your attention can I suggest that you make sure you have Belfast on your next tour ;)