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Now That's What I Call Comedy - The Absolute Very Best of Modern Comedy [DVD]


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  • Actors: Comic Relief
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Virgin TV
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Mar 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001QXDT80
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,626 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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This compilation, sold in aid of Comic Relief, includes over 30 TV clips, stand-up routines and sketches from Britain's favourite comedy shows and personalities. Excerpts are taken from TV shows including 'Little Britain USA', 'Gavin and Stacey', 'Harry Hill's TV Burp', 'Russell Brand's Ponderland', 'Flight of the Conchords', 'That Mitchell and Webb Look', 'Mock the Week', 'QI', 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' and 'The Mighty Boosh', while stand-up comedians include Bill Bailey, Alan Carr, Lenny Henry, Sean Lock, Jo Brand, Lee Evans and Jimmy Carr.

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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Gary Hilton VINE VOICE on 4 Mar 2009
"Now that's what I call comedy" is a compilation DVD consisting of what are considered the very best comedy clips. Now you might be thinking at this point "here we go.....Basil Fawlty thrashing his car, The 2 Ronnies in the "Fork Handles" sketch, Del Boy falling through an open bar top etc etc" but NO! these clips are the best from MODERN comedy and so feature clips from the IT crowd & The Mighty Boosh, stand up from Lee Mack & Michael McIntyre, and extracts from quiz shows like 'Mock the Week' & ' Never mind the buzzcocks'.

There are 37 clips in all and the running time is well over 2 hours. Of course there are the inevitable duffers; (for me the Jamie King sketch left me cold and I thought there were better 'Flight of the Conchords' clips to choose from) but comedy is a subjective and personal matter so what one person finds boring someone else finds hilarious. (A personal highlight for me was Ricky Gervais & Friends in Kenya but I'm well aware some people can't stand him so hey ho! One man's meat is another man's poison etc)

Fortunately each clip is an individual "chapter" so if someone comes on you don't like, just hit that "Next chapter" button and you're onto the next one! (something Peter Kay should have done on his recent 'Special Kay' DVD if anyone was unfortunate enough to buy that!)

All in all a great selection of clips, good value for money and the knowledge that you're helping a good cause! Buy it!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. A. Pearson on 2 April 2009
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Saw this advertised and had to have it.A nice selection of clips- should be an annual thing-plus part goes to charity so everyone wins.
Would recommend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. J. M. Pearson on 20 April 2009
Loved it laughed untill i cried!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ordinary Girl on 11 May 2009
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A review of comic relief sketches from the beginning, very, very, funny. Better than a selection box of chocolates. A must for every home that likes to laugh.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G. M. Miles on 19 Jan 2010
I am very happy with my purchase!! The seller is very good, the quality is very, very good!!!

Thanks!!
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By EmmaLou on 20 May 2013
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this was a present for a friends 17th birthday who was obsessed with The Midnight Beast, this was the perfect present
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