Helpful votes received on reviews: 71% (10 of 14)


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Simon Amstell - Live at the BBC [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Simon Amstell
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comedy poet, 27 Nov 2013
Amstell seems like a character from a different time. Like a romanticist poet, a french existentialist, a sensitive philosophical mind. In his introspective show he opens his mind to the audience, revealing his insecurities and anxiousness, going to places that most people feel too uncomfortable to think about, only to deal with these issues in an incredibly funny and insightful way that will lift your spirits and make you think that all our struggles with life, all our feelings of imperfection or existential angst are not so problematic after all...Oh yeah, and he can still be as saucy as he was on "Never Mind the Buzzcocks".
Jon Richardson - Funny Magnet [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jon Richardson
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New and refreshing, 27 Nov 2013
Richardson simply introduces a whole new topic into comedy, focusing a lot on his everyday troubles with his OCD tendencies. In this regard, you will probably find this show funny if you are interested in, empathetic towards and amused by other people's view of life. If you only watch it for the punchlines, you may find this less funny as Jon mostly observes the ridiculousness of certain life scenarious.
Reginald D Hunter Live: In the Midst of Crackers (&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Reginald D Hunter
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Since I really enjoyed Hunter's previous DVD, I bought this one as soon as it came out. I always enjoy listening to Reg and this show had a lot of good bits. However, I generally felt that the routines were often rather loosely connected and the show didn't seem as fluent as the one before at times. As a result, I felt that he couldn't built the same amount of momentum with the crowd. Maybe this show was filmed early into the tour, where it was not as polished as it would be during the last gigs. Still, definitely worth watching and as always a couple of very funny, thought-provoking observations.