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This review is from: Bill Bailey: Qualmpeddler (Live 2013) [DVD] (DVD)
I was there for the DVD record at the Hammersmith Apollo and was blow away by his intelligence and wit. Bill Bailey is a truly gifted comedian and I seriously recommend this show.
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Initial post: 1 Oct 2013 23:26:49 BDT
Flora Cake says:
Can you give a few more details? Is he still doing a lot of music? Are there any other people doing stuff with him? Is he still doing 'clever' comedy or is he dumbing down? I'd appreciate a response as I am a huge fan, but I don't want to be disappointed(or spend money that I feel will be wasted) like I was with The Hobbit!
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Oct 2013 04:51:25 BDT
Jarrett Astrof says:
As I remember, there was a quite a bit of music (especially in the first and second encores) but most of the show was spoken not sung. The show was all him and as for dumbing it down, he didn't! A few of the jokes went over the heads of most of the audience (which in my opinion is a good thing;) Bill would just shake his head and move on. I have never seen him before, other than Black Books, so I can't compare this show to others, but as one of the few people who laughed at his more esoteric material, I loved it.
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2013 17:20:36 BDT
I saw Qualmpeddler in Watford on Thursday with my daughter and one of my sons and we all loved it! I have a boxed set of Bill's other live DVDs, and, while this wasn't quite as techy as some of his other tours (maybe due to smaller size of venue), there was still a projector for stills and video, plently of music and special effects lighting.
Well up to his usual standard, and I'll be buying the DVD for Xmas.
Interesting that Jarrett says that there weren't any other performers at the DVD recording, I assumed Kevin Eldon was a permanent fixture on Bill's tours now, at the larger venues anyway.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Oct 2013 15:49:19 BDT
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Sarah Fisher says:
I saw the show on Saturday and hadn't laughed so much in ages.
Personally I think it's stronger material than maybe the last tour. Very funny and very intelligent.
Still a fair bit of music, some esoteric instruments but no sign of "The Actor Kevin Eldon" this time.
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Nov 2013 11:56:23 GMT
yeah i was at the live recording it was hilarious i loved his dub step version of the downtown abbey theme tune, i really enjoyed the show and havent laughed so much in a long time, this is bill bailey at his best
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