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Poor Show Frankie....
on 11 November 2008
Okay, after much eager anticipation on waiting for this DVD to be released, it finally happenned and I went out and bought myself a copy last night. Up until this point, for any Frankie Boyle stuff its either been mock the week or youtube.
From the get go on this DVD however, it was a tad disappointing. As said in other reviews, 90-99% OF THE MATERIAL ON THIS DVD HAS BEEN ON MOCK THE WEEK. Because of this, I was a bit annoyed. I understand the nature of standup (i.e. having set jokes, opening up sets of people in the audience to come back to later in the night etc) but to use this amount of material again is unbelieveable.
From his fast wit, off the cuff, shock factor humour on mock the week to this...i don't know, it's a bit difficult to explain. When you watch this DVD and you see the exact same jokes, same hand movements, same everything (when you believed what you saw on mock the week was totally off the cuff & original) then you'll see what I mean & what i'm trying to explain.
On this DVD in particular, he just seems like he's out to do a job and theres no genuine connection between the entertainer & the audience...when he presumably can't think of any jokes of hand, he then picks off people in the audience for what becomes, for the most part, predictable.
I don't want to cause any arguments here, but check out Billy Connelly...yes, they go down different routes in terms of humour but with Billy Connelly, you genuinely believe & feel a connection...and he comes out wanting to make that connection.
Bit of advice...don't buy this DVD - if you're needing some Frankie Boyle stuff, buy the mock the week DVD instead. The fast paced environment of mock the week is much more suited to his humour.