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This review is from: Russell Brand - Messiah Complex [DVD] (DVD)
I was expecting much more after the hype Russell created on his promotion tour in UK and US. In his interviews he was going into areas of social and spiritual revolution which was insanely interesting. Especially in the one with Jeremy Paxman. Watch it you'll know what I mean.
On his DVD he touches above subjects only briefly spending half of stage time repeatedly aping about sex cliches like an teenager who just discovered it.
Drop cheap sex jokes and focus on intellectual bits and this could have been amazing.
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Initial post: 5 Dec 2013 14:56:08 GMT
I hear what you are saying, but this couldn't be another interview on spiritual / social matters, or a lecture on history or comparative religion, because a lot of people were paying their money to see a comedy show by a comedian that they expect, on past record, to do rude jokes. Sounds obvious I know, but he had to find a middle ground....
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jan 2014 22:46:59 GMT
I agree what did you expect his a comedian, not a particularly good one i will give you that he shouldnt try to involve himself in social and political debate it makes him come across far too serious then people like you buy the DVD expecting just that but what you will get is him skipping around the stage dry humping the front row.
Posted on 4 Feb 2014 06:19:01 GMT
B. Dennis says:
Agree with the original poster. The promo for the tour was more interesting and he only seemed to touch on the subjects here.
The jokes are terrible, uninspired and re-hashed. It's basically a half baked lecture on great ideas, broken up and interrupted with random sex noises and constant repetitions. None of the jokes are great and you've heard them all before from other stand up artists as their filler jokes, but he's made it his entire set. It's a shame really, it could have been so much more.
I do like the fact he is tackling the issues, but this show made him look like a hack of himself. He can do much better than this, but maybe he's just better talking to someone than being on stage solo.
Forgettable comedy, lingering ideas.
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