Everybody has a different sense of humour, which makes reviewing a stand-up comedy DVD pretty difficult. You can't tell anyone what's funny and what isn't, it's too subjective. If you personally find something funny, then it is funny.
I've seen some of Lee Mack's live shows on TV before, and he made me laugh so much I was in tears. Unfortunately, I sat through the whole of Going Out Live, and laughed out loud maybe three or four times in 71 minutes! Lee's delivery was fast and energetic, but his material (which he wrote entirely himself) just wasn't funny. Amusing, yes. But funny, no.
It seems like, in order to compensate for his weak material, Lee decided to try and be as offensive as possible. The problem is, repeatedly shouting the "c" word and calling women in the audience fat and old, isn't my idea of comedy. If it's yours though, then you're absolutely going to love this.
I could go on, but I think I've established that I didn't enjoy it. Looking through the Customer Reviews here on Amazon, I've noticed that no one has actually detailed what you get on the DVD. So I might as well do that, before I put it in the bin. Basically, the Main Menu has three items:
1. Play Live Show (1h 10m 55s)
2. Scene Selection
3. Bonus Features
If you go into Scene Selection, you'll find the Live Show broken into the following 16 chapters, which should give you a rough idea of the topics Lee covers:
1. We're Here In Hammersmith
2. Contains Strong Language
3. Obsessed With Age
4. French Words
5. Location, Location, Location
6. The Gas Man
7. Singing With Manchesterness
8. The Serious Bit
9. Tonight's Star Prize
11. Parents Are To Blame
12. The University Of Life
14. Singing The Row
15. Any Questions?
Bonus Features contains two videos: a dull unfunny behind-the-scenes documentary, and a very brief clip from Simon Evans' half hour act:
1. On Tour With Lee Mack (23m 55s)
2. Warm Up Act: Simon Evans (3m 27s)