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  • Actors: Rhod Gilbert
  • 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: Channel 4
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Nov. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002C0G5CI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,850 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Following two sell-out UK tours, multi-award winning Welsh wonder Rhod Gilbert presents his eagerly awaited debut stand-up DVD. One of the UK’s hottest comedians, Rhod takes observational humour to a whole new level with his fantastical ranting on life’s minor irritations.

Regular on Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week and star of the 2008 Royal Variety Performance, here, Rhod tells the hilarious and slightly ridiculous story of how a chance encounter with a mince pie at a motorway service station finally sent him over the edge.

Special Features:
• Back to Llanbobl
• Luggage
• Outtakes

“Without doubt one of the best comedians anywhere in the world right now” --Time Out
“Exhilarating stand up…sublime storytelling” *****--SCOTSMAN
“Comedy manna from heaven” ***** --INDEPENDENT
“In comic terms, he looks indomitable”--GUARDIAN
‘Comic of the Year’, ‘Show of the Year’--Time Out 2008

Rhod's Tour Dates

FEBRUARY 2010
3 BASINGSTOKE THE ANVIL 01256 844244
5 ABERDARE COLISEUM 01685 881188
6 ABERDARE COLISEUM 01685 881188
7 LEICESTER DE MONTFORD HALL 0116 233 3111
8 BIRMINGHAM TOWN HALL 0121 780 3333
10 SWINDON WYVERN SWAN 01793 524 481
11 BEDFORD CORN EXCHANGE 01234 269519
13 MILTON KEYNES THEATRE 0844 871 7652
15 PERTH CONCERT HALL 01738 621 031
16 ABERDEEN MUSIC HALL 01224 641122
17 ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE 01970 62 32 32
19 TREORCI PARK & DARE THEATRE 01443 773112
20 TREORCI PARK & DARE THEATRE 01443 773112
21 BEDWORTH CIVIC HALL 024 7637 6707
24 LLANDUDNO VENUE CYMRU 01492 872 000
25 WREXHAM GLYNDWR UNIVERSITY 01978 292015
28 WARWICK ARTS CENTRE 024 7652 4524

MARCH 2010
2 KINGS LYNN CORN EXCHANGE 01553 764864
3 NORTHAMPTON ROYAL & DERNGATE 01604 624811
4 HIGH WYCOMBE SWAN THEATRE 01494 512 000
7 BRIDLINGTON ROYAL HALL 01262 678258
8 LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC HALL 0151 709 3789
9 GRIMSBY AUDITORIUM 0844 847 2426
10 HULL CITY HALL 01482 226 655
11 HALIFAX VICTORIA THEATRE 01422 351158
12 WARRINGTON PARR HALL 01925 442345
16 SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION 01702 351135
17 ALDERSHOT PRINCES HALL 01252 329155
18 SALISBURY CITY HALL 01722 434434
20 DUBLIN VICAR ST 00353 (0)1 77 55 800
24 GLASGOW KINGS 0870 060 6648
25 MILFORD HAVEN TORCH THEATRE 01646 695267
26 MILFORD HAVEN TORCH THEATRE 01646 695267
30 BOURNEMOUTH PAVILLION 01202 456400
31 TORQUAY PRINCESS THEATRE 0844 847 2315

APRIL 2010
1 BARNSTAPLE QUEENS THEATRE 01271 324242
3 OXFORD NEW THEATRE 0844 847 1585
4 CARDIFF ST DAVIDS HALL 029 2087 8444
5 CARDIFF ST DAVIDS HALL 029 2087 8444
7 STOKE ON TRENT VICTORIA HALL 0844 871 7627
8 DERBY ASSEMBLY ROOMS 01332 255800
15 HARROGATE ROYAL HALL 01423 500500
16 MIDDLESBROUGH TOWN HALL 01642 815181
17 CARLISLE SANDS THEATRE 01228 625222
18 SALFORD THE LOWRY 0870 787 5780
19 HAYES BECK THEATRE 020 8561 8371
21 TUNBRIDGE WELLS ASSEMBLY 01892 530 613
22 HASTINGS WHITE ROCK 01892 530 613
23 HAMMERSMITH APOLLO 08448 444748

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By H. M. James on 15 Nov. 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Rhod Gilbert has matured in the last couple of years to become one of the most uniquely funny comedians on the stand-up circuit.

This DVD is the result and shows him at the very top of his game. He's totally at ease on the stage and with his audience. During the show, he switches from observational rants to flights of pure fantasy with a relaxed ease that comes from a very well crafted basic story, highlighted by his ramblings into the realms of the ridiculous.

The material is all fresh, and the residents of his home town of Llanbobl must be so proud that by the end of the show, he has quite literally put the town on the map.

If you liked Rhod Gilbert before - you'll love him even more after seeing this.

(and don't worry ... the luggage story IS on the extras)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Steve Horsfall - Author / Writer on 11 Mar. 2010
Format: DVD
I got this DVD for Xmas as a prelude to seeing Rhod on tour this year. That is not until November and I really cannot wait - The Award Winning Mince Pie is a fabulous anecdotal tale that allows Rhod to demonstrate an impassioned delivery about the absurdity of everyday life through a frustrated and angst ridden lens. The backdrop is a simple motorway journey that allows Rhod to spout off about everything from Robin Hood Airport, where the journey begins to the principal Service Station encounter where you can rate the toilet experience and buy incredible things like candles with the power of a million candles and of course mince pies on offer that have won an award!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Charl H on 19 Nov. 2009
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I bought this DVD on the day it was released because after watching Rhod Gilbert on the Royal Variety 2008 I was hungry for more of his sheer genius comedy! I was nor dissapointed. I put it on just because I was cooped up in the house on a rainy Tuesday afternoon, essay writing done and with a cup of coffee in hand I relished the next hour and a half. By the end I was decidedly in love with Rhod Gilbert and would quite happily share my million tog devet with him...so long as he brings his torch! The ending of the DVD, which I don't want to give away, is THE BEST comedy ending ever. Rhod is definately the best comedian of the nougties
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Cross on 23 April 2010
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I absolutely loved this DVD. I bought it as a Christmas present for my father, and having finally got round to watching it a couple of nights ago, was definitely not disappointed. I was laughing out loud for pretty much the entire performance, and the angry Welsh accent just adds to the humour. Fantastic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ian Paterson on 8 Jan. 2010
Format: DVD
If like me you had only really seen Rhod Gilbert on Live at the apollo great to see his full set as the last 10 minutes when he wraps up with a number of call backs to earlier jokes is worth the price of the DVD
His best bits are here the duvet tog system and his famous torch with the power of a million candles.

There's even a DVD extra featuring his hilarious luggage sketch which if you've never seen watch on YOU Tube and would be a good barometer iff you would like this DVD

He's at his best when getting angry with something, this is very funny without having too much swearing or sexual content
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By L. Hamer on 20 Jun. 2009
Format: DVD
I was in the audience of the DVD recording and it was awesome, he really is on top form at the moment, definately worth getting. He even filmed the extras there and then with some classics.
He is a naturally funny Llanbobblian :)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. D. Horner on 17 Nov. 2009
Format: DVD
Unfortunatley I have failed to see Rhod live on his tour so I have been waiting for this dvd for a while and my god was it worth the wait.

Rhod Gilbert seriously is in a league of his own here. The structure, tempo (which changes dramatically in stages) and delivery is absolutley spot on with every word. Even the extras had me in stitches!

I will never be able to visit a motorway service station ever again without laughing which could become a problem seen as Im usually busting for the toilet when I do go to them :)

Buy it and enjoy it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ms. K. Crawford on 14 Jun. 2010
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Rhod Gilbert is just so funny, bought this for my boyfriend and ended up in tears of laughter when we watched it togther.
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