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5.0 out of 5 stars
Sublime Delight's in Phoenix night's!, 26 Sep 2002
Peter Kay is a comedy genius. His beutifully observed take on the Northern Club scene is spot-on, with exactly the sort of charicatures of the sort of people you would expect to find in a club like "the phoenix". From the crusty old war-hero on the door, to the tone deaf M.C.(who murders every song), they're all there, with the icing on the cake being of course wheelchair-bound club owner Brian Potter. This dvd of the first series contains 6 episodes that to me are already classics. I defy anyone to watch 'Phoenix' and keep a straight face. Some of the comedy goes unsaid and can be very subtle so you can pick up on different things each time you watch it. Amongst the acts appearing at the Phoenix in this series, my favourites would be;
the 'safe' folk band who turn out to be completely racist, the pyschic medium who dishes out divorce papers and tells a woman she's dying and of course Trigger, the inebriated horse. The evening always ends in mayhem with Potter spitting venom. Hilarious, priceless humour in the Alan Bennett league, but funnier.