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Richard Herring - Hitler Moustache [DVD] [2010]

Richard Herring    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
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Product details

  • Actors: Richard Herring
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: PIAS Comedy
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Oct 2010
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,931 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Has Adolf Hitler ruined that little moustache for everyone? The only time you'll see it these days is carved into the pubic hair of a naughty lady. Is it possible to reclaim the toothbrush moustache (as it should be called) for comedy? After all, Chaplin had it first. In the critically acclaimed "Hitler Moustache," comedian Richard Herring (star of BBC2's Fist of Fun and the Collings and Herrin podcast) determines to find as well as discovering how people will respond to this contentious face furniture when it's growing out of his face. Will they assume he's crazy or a fascist or both? Will they spit at him, punch him or just laugh in his face? It's a show that examines iconography, the way we judge and are judged, the dangers of political apathy, the point where comedy and madness touch and the very ethics of such a comedy stunt. Is it worth Herring upsetting strangers, risking physical and psychological damage and ruining his parent's Golden Wedding photos for the sake of a stand up show? And can Herring use the moustache, as Chaplin did before him, to satirise fascism and expose the culpability of apathetic liberals in the success of the BNP?

Over 3 hours of extras:

DISC 1 The Full Show and Extras

  • Hitler Moustache The full show
  • Extras
  • What Happened When We Changed the Tapes
  • Little Hitlers
  • Plugging Stuff.

DISC 2 Extras

  • Introduction to the Preview show
  • Preview Version
  • The Unbearable Shiteness Of Being... on tour
  • Out-takes
  • As It Occurs To Me Documentary
  • How Not To Grow Up
  • Turning 40

Product Description

Brand new still in wrap including limited edition bonus disc 3.

Customer Reviews

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take Off Your Pants, Thanks 31 Oct 2010
I went to see Stewart Lee and Richard Herring in Derby in the late 90's. This was on the back of their television programme This Morning With Richard Not Judy. The only real memory I have of the gig was that Richard had somehow acquired free tickets for a film called The Castle at the local cinema, for anyone in the crowd that wanted one. The show was hilarious and I thought they'd both go on to pack out stadiums. I forget about them for about 10 years. Following Stewart's TV programme, I was pleased to discover a back catalogue of his material existed on DVD (which are all excellent). Richard seemingly hadn't had anything committed to DVD, however with a bit of searching I found he had in fact done plenty independently released, all of which I purchased. Hitler Moustache is his first mainstream release.

There aren't enough superlatives that I can throw at this, and his previous releases, Someone Likes Yoghurt, Menage A Un, The Headmaster's Son and Oh **** I'm 40. Richard's lack of commercial releases and therefore mainstream success is perhaps epitomised by Hitler Moustache. The subject matter is obviously going to court contraversy and although it is quite clear what all of the points are he is conveying, I still wouldn't take it to my local Ethnicity and Diversity Board and say, Hey everyone, take this home and watch it, it's hilarious! Just for fear that someone wouldn't get it. Stewart Lee hit the nail on the head in his book, saying Richard has mad impulses to say the worst possible thing in any situation, and from somehow lacking the self-censorship facility that prevents most of us from acting on them.

As in his other DVD's, some of the 'Cut Out/Second Version' ad libbing stuff is equally as funny as the main material and well worth watching. I look forward to Richard's tour of his new material next year. I'll definately be in attendance. I might even heckle for the first time ever, just to see the consequences... erm, you idiot, Herring.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant thought provoking show 7 Aug 2010
I went to see this show at the Edinburgh Stand back in March '10 and it was probably his finest work at the time. Filled with lots of hilarious anecdotes of what happens when wearing such a nose doormat. I brought two of my friends along for company who had never heard of him, and they left saying it was the best show they had ever seen, [aside] it probably wasn't. nyum nyum nyum *****
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funnier than the battle for stalingrad 2 Sep 2011
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Like any stand up DVD this has to stand on the strength of its own material, and whilst there a plenty of extras, the main stand up portion is both funny and thought provoking.

Under the premise of wearing a toothbrush moustache, Richard investigages modern attitudes to racism and the rise of the BNP. However probably not ideal to show to anyone easily offended.

There are only two things that distracted me.

1. The recording appears to be infront of a very small audience and some of the jokes seem to only get a weak response.

2. Half way though the thought occured to me that Richard looked like a National Express Coach driver who had gone for a job in middle management, so tried to smarten himself up, but everyone knows that he wont get it. Its probably having grown up watching him that makes that seem worse.

However it is definitly the best stand up DVD about race issues presented by a coach driver lookalike that I have ever seen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny and thought enducing 18 April 2011
By John
An intelligent and well thought out stand up show, that perfectly rides the line between making you laugh and making you think. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best stand up show of the year 29 Dec 2010
I wanted to go and see this show in Birmingham for my birthday this year, unfortunately I missed out on it so was glad to be able to catch it on DVD. I really wish I'd been at the live show though. This is hands down the single best stand up show I've seen since Bill Hicks' Revelations. There really hasn't been much to choose from this year with regards to stand up comedy, but fortunately we've still got the likes of Richard Herring and Stewart Lee shining out, head and shoulders above the rest. It was a tough call to choose between this and Lee's 'If You Prefer A Milder Comedian....' as pick of the year, but I really think this just about pips it. Genuinely brilliant stuff.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 18 July 2010
By marc
I saw this show live. It is hilariously funny, and makes some damn good points
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At least half good. 19 Aug 2010
By John.
I was at one of the recordings of this at Chapter, and - as I understand one half from each of the two tapings is being used - I can say that at least half of this DVD is going to be dynamite. I wasn't at the second taping and thus can't comment on it (I'm not made of money).
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I had a friend who did this once 31 Oct 2010
By L. Hennessy TOP 500 REVIEWER
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...he was playing Hitler in a play; he noted, as Richard does, that there is surprisingly little reaction to a modern-day individual sporting a Hitler moustache on the street - most people try their best to ignore what they probably consider to be a rather unstable individual, and move on by quickly.

It's a show of two halves - first because they filmed two separate performances and used a half from each show [inaccurate actually - see comments], and secondly because the styles are very contrasted between the two halves. I enjoyed the overtly anti-fascist political material in the second half much more than the more light, observational style of the first. It made me laugh out loud a few times, which makes it worth having watched as far as I'm concerned.

The best stuff isn't about the moustache - it's about the BNP. Richard uses wonderful logic to deconstruct their beliefs and raise a laugh at the same time, which takes some doing really.

One thing I've noticed about Richard is that he loves to say shocking things to see what reaction he gets - if you're familiar with his ways, this is rather endearing in a terrible way, because there's always a naughty expression on his face that shows he doesn't mean it. If you're not familiar with his ways and are also of a particularly easily-offended nature, then I wouldn't recommend this video to you. That applies if you're a member of BNP, too, come to think of it.

The copious extras contain a telling bit of footage - Richard going through the calendar of his beloved iPhone, recounting every memory he can dredge up from every performance of his tour up to then - 122 dates or something, which sounds exhausting.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought Provoking and Funny
Another brilliant performance by one of the most under-rated British comedians. Thought provoking but perhaps more importantly hilarious as always.
Published on 12 Feb 2012 by a customer
5.0 out of 5 stars "Charlie Chaplin had it first then Hitler came along - kinda ruined it...
In this live show Richard Herring explores what it was like to grow a toothbrush moustache in order to claim the iconic lip fuzz back from Hitler in the name of comedy. Read more
Published on 31 Mar 2011 by @GeekZilla9000
3.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent Comedy
Very good well thought out show. It wont have you rolling on the floor in tears but it will amuse and make you think.
Published on 27 Dec 2010 by Mr. Robert W. White
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Comedian Terrible DVD
This material is funny,I've seen it live but it certainly doesn't work in the enviroment presented here which is a shame. Read more
Published on 14 Nov 2010 by beatthedevil
4.0 out of 5 stars Something a bit different
Show of 2 halves sum this up very well, first half is great some very clever observations delivered with real style. Read more
Published on 9 Nov 2010 by Jamie
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Gig!
Good gig, very funny, wish I'd caught it live. after a bit of a quiet, stumbling start not helped by the self-conscious response of the small audience in the claustrophobic venue... Read more
Published on 27 Oct 2010 by Grushenko
5.0 out of 5 stars the ultimate souvenir of the Pope's visit
don't tell anyone about this excellent live show - now available on DVD. Intelligent comedy with swearing :)
Published on 22 Oct 2010 by pulseracing
5.0 out of 5 stars Hair based genius
I watched this live and it was very funny and thought provoking. Would highly recommend.
Published on 31 Aug 2010 by James Gibbs
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