Having failed to get tickets for the show, we were looking forward so much to watching the dvd. What a huge disapointment - the sound quality is truly awful, full of echo and going up and down so much we kept saying 'what did he say?' Huge amount of time wasted on hysterical audience - and that was badly edited too, with many shots of people crying with laughter at fairly ordinary lines, obviously taken out of context. Laughter kept coming up so loud it overwhelmed the tinny/echoing sound of his microphone. (had the soundman never heard of checking for levels?? or maybe it was just Paddy in the wings with a tape recorder....)
Reading so many reviews of the live show then seeing dozens of other comments regarding the best bits being missed out, I am at a loss to understand why these were cut - much of the routines shown included re-hashes of old stuff, not too bad for fans if mixed with new and clever routines - as all the LIVE reviews say the show was!!! - and despite a truly inspired finale this ommission made the rest of the show come across as nothing really special.
Maybe if the frequently mentioned missing routines had been actually left in by the amateur editing the whole show would have been lifted, as it stands it is an obviously rushed-out let's-cash-in-on Christmas-sales dvd, which is why they didn't bother to add any properly edited extra bits, no time to do that, like they had no time to bother sorting out sound levels or re-record anything.
As huge PK fans it is so sad this has failed to live up to the delights of previous filmed shows, firmly believe it is very much due to the horribly bad director and editor, such a shame.
Just watch any of the other dvds of his shows, the quality of the one at his local town hall is a million times better than this!