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Not for everyone.
on 17 August 2010
I feel that at least somebody should come out in defence of Who's Ready For Ice Cream, as it seems to have been widely panned.
I'm not saying that those who have written negative reviews "don't get it", nor am I saying that this is aimed at everyone - however, I picked this up after seeing Stewart Lee being interviewed about it on YouTube, as it sounded intriguing. One
"Most people don't like it, and I think that was part of Johnny's joke. He is often having a laugh at the expense of the world, and of himself, and I think he loved the idea of people, of familes, who'd seen him on Shooting Stars, buying that DVD as a Christmas Day gift and then watching it - and it being this really rather brutal, depressing sort of thing... with not really any jokes in it, and I think he wanted that."
Maybe I enjoyed it because I knew what I was getting and thus circumvented Johnny's hour-long bear trap, maybe I gave it more of a chance than I would have done if it had been the work of an unknown, but I really really liked it. It was different and interesting. I'd say it's worth a punt - maybe off Marketplace - if you liked things like Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, or if you were one of the eight people who saw Simon Munnery's Attention Scum.