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on 6 February 2012
While not quite as consistently funny as his previous live DVD release, Lock is still in fine form as he patrols the stage at the Hammersmith Apollo for his 2011 tour `Lockipedia'. Still, unbelievably, he is one of the best but also one of the most underrated stand-ups of our time. Lock performs with his characteristic acerbic but often surreal wit and supreme likeability and covers topics as diverse as patriotism, Nick Griffin, shopping in Lidl, wheat intolerance and the lines on his own forehead.
There is a period in the show where Lock asks for members of the audience to suggest a word beginning with a certain letter for him to improvise some comedy based around that subject, hence `Lockipedia'. It's a good idea for an interlude, but in practice probably the weakest part of the performance. Thankfully, it is relatively short. In this show at any rate, Lock saves the best until last with his monologue about Madonna, her influence as a role model and what it would be like if you had to have sex with her. Another terrific routine from Lock, and a splendid blu-ray release to boot.