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2.0 out of 5 stars (I can't think of a title), 15 Jan. 2008
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This review is from: Alan Carr - Tooth Fairy LIVE [DVD] (DVD)
This was an xmas gift as my family know I like Alan. However, I just like his personality and his unusual, cute and amusing appearance (he'd be a great friend to have), I wouldn't have gone so far as to buy this DVD myself or ask for it as a gift. Sure enough, whilst he did make me laugh at times, generally, there wasn't enough 'meat' to the performance. I find that newer comedians' shows are usually a let-down compared with the veterans; makes you realize how much of an art form a stand-up show really is. It's not that Alan Carr (and others) aren't funny but in a set routine his humour actually feels forced, like he's just trying to fill-in the alloted time whereas others I've watched previously are brimming with comedy and they know almost instinctively how to execute their performance to get maximum laughs. For example, I find Russell Brand is far more hilarious whenever he appears on telly than he is in his first stand-up DVD; then there are people like Chris Rock who I find cheek-achingly funny and full of character on stage, but quite boring in the TV interviews that I've seen - funny that.
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Initial post: 11 Dec 2008 15:45:19 GMT
Misty says:
I've just come across this - one of my own reviews and the reason I'm commenting on my own review (!) is just in reference to that Chris Rock comment I made, because I watched his "Kill the Messenger" show that was on channel 4 recently and it was awful! I couldn't even watch all of it as it was so jarringly unfunny. It was like he was using the same formula he used in Bigger and Blacker to extremely poor effect.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Dec 2009 14:00:58 GMT
I agree with your Alan Carr review. I thought he was average.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2010 19:10:07 BDT
Miss Parris says:
I actually LOVED this Alan Carr performance, I was gonna say it might depend on the kind of humour you like, but then again, if it's genuinely funny it should make most people laugh. I found it funny, though, admittedly, I've watched it twice and found it funny both times, but could never watch it again.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2012 01:20:26 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jan 2012 01:21:17 GMT
Misty says:
A million years later (well, 3) but thank you for your comment, Billy! I've only just seen it!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2012 01:27:35 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jan 2012 01:33:14 GMT
Misty says:
Many thanks Miss Parris for your comment! (Only just seen it!) I do think he's humourous, I was just underwhelmed on this occasion! (Same thing happened with a John Bishop DVD I bought, last year..lol. Mind you, I'd never have bought it for myself, although I like him, it was for my sister!)
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