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Good Comedy, But Not Easy To Take In One Sitting
on 26 September 2009
I really like the sketches in Bremner, Bird and Fortune, so I thought I would check these out. Here you get nearly 3 hours of John Bird and John Fortune doing their interview sketches, and the dinner parties they do with two comediennes. These all come from the last ten years of the show and are funny; the way they mock middle class people is just hilarious; and the interviews are very funny and mock the government to no end. Their comedy often gives a message that these people are disillusional about what's going on in society and have no idea what every day people do.
My favourite includes the dogs where Bird and Fortune dress up as dogs for the interview, and the Admiral is funny too. The dinner parties are all very funny so it's hard to find the best.
The only problem with this DVD is it's too long for one sitting, the comedy is very similar so you'll need to cut it up into pieces (not literally!) and watch it on a few nights. I'm not saying the comedy isn't good, it's just if you watch it at once you soon get fed up of the style, remember Bird and Fortune did these one a week, so they were not meant to be digested in one foul swoop.
There are no extras on this, but there are English subtitles, otherwise this is pretty much what you see is what you get. Shame there were no Bremner sketches in the extras, but this is just a Bird and Fortune affair.
This DVD will be good for future viewing though, and will have a lot of come back to appeal, as it's got historic value and it's very funny. Not sure how I will feel about it in ten years time, but I think I will still enjoy it.
Worth a rent.