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Jo Brand - Barely Live - Comedy Gold 2010 [DVD]

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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Oct 2010
  • Run Time: 59 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0042FPPYA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,580 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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From Amazon.co.uk

Jo Brand Barely Live is an absolutely straightforward record of a stand-up gig, with no frills at all, which is all you need from a comic such as Jo Brand. Here we get a coherent view of life, vigorously expressed: no wild flights of comic invention, but lots of sardonic bitching about men, feminism, weight problems and an absolute refusal to pretend to be nice or girly or polite.

This London gig includes Brand's views on What Not to Wear, incontinence and improved types of Barbie doll. She talks about having small children and about what to think about when having sex with your husband (among other things, she recommends trying to list the cast of The Magnificent Seven). This is alternative comedy with everything exactly as advertised on the packet--it's also painfully real and funny. --Roz Kaveney

Product Description

Jo Brand, one of Britain's top female comics, filmed at a one-off live show at the Adelphi Theatre, London in September 2003. Jo describes her latest material as being for 'older ladies like myself who are gently easing themselves into HRT'.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By AK TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Barely Live is one of the few Jo Brand standups available on DVD and it is excellent. She talks of her recent change in terms of becoming a mother (and of her husband) and she truly portrays life in general and men in particular in a less than glowing light. The fact that she has beef with other issues, such as weight, Trinny and Susannah, etc. is an added plus.

She is quite measured in her delivery and not nearly as manic as many other stand up comedians - something providing a welcome change of pace, if you are watching several stand ups in a short period of time.

The one real benefit of the video is that most of the material isn't constantly played in Live at the Apollo or similar reruns on Dave - meaning that much of it may very well be new to the viewer (would be hard to press the topics into QI in a repeated fashion). Given that the show is from 2003 there is surprisingly little in it that one could describe as dated.

Sure, some males may find their egos lightly bruised but overall she is no softer on herself, women or feminsits, so if you take it as intended, it's excellent comedy, well worth getting on a DVD, as you will hardly find it all gathered anywhere else.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jo Brand 22 Nov 2011
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What a star. I laughed from the minute the dvd started. Her wit is very dark but soo funny. I thought it very good value for money
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious 9 Feb 2010
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I thought this show was hilarious and the only problem with it? I wanted more of it! If you like self-irony and loads of it, this is a must. In this show Jo mostly discusses all the joys of becoming a parent so perhaps people with children will find it particularly funny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a "master" at work. 28 Jan 2010
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typically jo brand material. this is the jo we know and love . her sense of humour is unique. she bitches about everything and makes fun of herself.not to be missed.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JOE BRAND LIVE 29 May 2011
By BLUEBOY
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FIRST BECAME AWARE OF JOE WHEN WATCHING THE TERRIFIC SHOW QI.I FOUND THIS DVD TO BE VERY AMUSING AND I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WHO LIKES A GOOD LAUGH.I LOVED THE WAY SHE MADE FUN OF HERSELF -A VERY FUNNY LADY.IF YOU LIKE STAND UP MAKE SURE YOU ADD THIS TO YOUR COLLECTION.
BOB HOPKINS
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evening entertainment for all...(over 16) 12 Aug 2009
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Absolutely brilliant!!! I must admit Jo is doing her show in my sitting room one day every week! When I have a friend around I always ask if they'ed like to watch or listen to Jo, and she's usually well received!!

Brilliant DVD that really makes you think too!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable 7 Nov 2013
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I like Jo Brand immensely, so I'm sure when I get round to watching it I'll enjoy all of it.
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