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Now HERE'S how it's done...
on 10 April 2007
Not only do we have here a master of improvisation who many agree has now eclipsed his own hero Billy Connolly in terms of story-telling skill, and connects with the audience like no other comedian in the country-perhaps the world-today, but unlike some other acts, Ross Noble sure offers value for money in his DVD's.
Despite his huge success, his shows have not changed in their surreal rambling style, and he never seems out-of-touch with his fans (like, sadly Connolly occasionally does these days).
And as for his DVD's, well never let it be said that he doesn't make them worth every penny. Unlike the appalling behaviour of people like Peter Kay, who release a show from the same tour featured in an old DVD, and can pretend you are getting something new just because it was filmed in a different venue, Ross Noble's shows are ALLWAYS totally different, not just from tour-to-tour, but from gig-to-gig.
You never know what you will get when watching a new Ross Noble DVD, and if you were ever lucky enough to be able to see more that one show in one of his sell-out tours, you would be guaranteed a different experience each time.
And as if that's not enough, he adds HOURS of extra material to his DVD's, which will also be guaranteed fresh, new stuff you will have never seen before.
Randomist is his biggest DVD package yet, and although some of the extra footage seems a little hard to hear at times, this just adds to the feeling of it been live and un-planned...and with not one repeated joke, or re-told story in six hours-worth of bonus footage, who cares about how it was filmed? Just turn up the volume, and enjoy a master at work.
Obviously, with so much footage to watch, finding just one or two jokes that I feel stand out is just about impossible, as there are so many great moments. But rest assured, if you like Ross but haven't seen this yet, you will be delighted with it, and if you've never seen him before but like the surrealness of Eddie Izzard or the rambling story-telling style of early Billy Connolly, and are looking for something new, then I can confidently recommend Ross Noble to any comedy fan.