If you watch this DVD burdened with the huge weight of expectation that Mr. Merchants previous comic forays would encumber you with then you may feel a slight sense of let down.Not much, but a bit.
If, however, you cut the guy some slack and view it as a standalaone show then you will laugh and you will enjoy it. Sure a couple of bits have been lifted from old XFM shows (but not to the frankly criminal levels displayed in his erstwhile writing sidekicks last standup show) otherwise it's all fresh material delivered in a very personable and easy manner.
I look forward to a second tour from Mr. Merchant almost as much as I look forward to a fabled first live show from a certain round-headed buffoon.Let's see the real talent shine!