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5.0 out of 5 stars Bad news for dobbers, 14 Dec 2003
This review is from: Dave Spikey - Overnight Success Tour [2003] [DVD] (DVD)
Dave Spikey has been on the stand up circuit for a number of years now but is best known for his co-writing and starring role in Phoenix Nights. So on the whole 'Overnight Success' is a bit of a tongue in cheek title for one of the funniest stand up shows or DVDs you're likely to see either side of Batley Variety Centre.
Spikey's targets are too numerous to mention here but the daft sayings of parents and grandparents take up an impressive chunk of this disc with a degree of observation that we have really come to expect from our comedians from Tom O'Connor onwards. Such chestnuts as 'a watched pot never boils' and 'don't turn round but look who's behind you' are the basic ingredients of Spikey's repetoir. His accuracy and timing are impeccable as can be confirmed by his observations on 'dobbers' (fat people) dressed in yellow leggings and ten year old United tops with 'Sharp' on the front. In certain parts of Salford that's known as retro-chic, in others it's known as the only clothes they can find that will fit them.
So hats off to Dave Spikey. If you liked Phoenix Nights you'll love this, if you think Peter Kay is funny you'll split your sides watching this. Unless you come from Wigan of course
(you'll have to watch the DVD to get the connection).
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